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Vertigo1414
05-08-2009, 03:29 AM
Hi, this is my first time posting here so i hope i have this in the right place. I have a lot of those leftover 1/2 balls of yarn floating around, none of them seem to go together and i need something to do with them. any ideas?

blueygh2
05-08-2009, 06:18 AM
Welcome and have fun.

Maybe a multicolor scarf? Or a blanket?
Do you crochet? If so, granny squares maybe.

Mirl56
05-08-2009, 06:24 AM
here are some ideas:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/98521/leftover_yarn_projects.html
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/little-bits-of-novelty-yarn.htm
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingpatterns/tp/quick-knits.htm

margz3
05-08-2009, 09:08 AM
bookmarks, headbands, cup cozy's, small toys......

Mirl56
05-08-2009, 12:52 PM
http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/2008/03/500-patterns-to-knit-with-1-285-yards.html
Here's one I was looking for this morning but couldn't find.

swcheng15
05-08-2009, 01:30 PM
A stashghan (i.e. blanket made up of leftover yarn)!

paulineknit
05-08-2009, 01:41 PM
A shaggy bag or a shaggy blanket. Cut yarn into shorter lengths and knot together securely, leaving long ends. Then knit, with all the ends on the right side. Works well with garter stitch and reverse stocking stitch. Bag could be lined.

linknit41
05-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Very cute idea, Pauline! Thanks for the hint. linknit41

sgtpam
05-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Thanks all for the links. I don't remember which one I started out at to get to this one (it was a link on one of the links posted above). But, I loved this one :happydance:
http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/painlesspurse.shtml

I made one last night (I have quite a few skeins of Homespun) and it's adorable and will make great "just because" gifts. My grandnieces are going to love them!:yay:

sakura-panda
05-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Did you check out the Stashbuster Idea thread in Pattern Central (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53268)? There are a lot of small project ideas and pattern links in there. :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
05-19-2009, 02:41 PM
You can have an ongoing afghan going.. something like a log cabin pattern or stripes. Eventually you'll have a whole blanket!

Note - if you do these and the yarns are different gauges it will affect the look which may or may not be a bad thing..depends on the look you're going for.

melmac51
05-20-2009, 05:28 PM
I once had a basket full of leftover yarns that didn't match. I crocheted a giant granny square. It was the most hideous thing you'd ever imagine. I didn't even have the same color on one round sometimes. My dad loved it. My mom told me he covered with it on the sofa every night. It was so mis-matched and ugly, it couldn't be displayed over the back of the sofa or anything, but it did serve the purpose, and it used up all of that yarn too! Have fun!