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CountryNaturals
10-22-2008, 08:37 PM
I buy yarn in huge batches at yard sales when there's anything good in it. The result is that I end up with tons of good old Red Heart 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn that I really don't want, so I'm always trying to think up uses for it. This time I hit on something that should use up my whole stash by Christmas. :happydance: Here is my "bedroll" car throw.
http://countrynaturals.com/Images/bedroll.jpg
(Sorry, I can see the handles, but can't figure out how to make it smaller.)
If anybody wants to make one of these, here are the directions:
http://countrynaturals.com/bedroll.html
It's pretty much a no-brainer. Just knit! (This one has a wide double-crochet border, but I don't like it so I won't do it that way again.)

tilllie
10-22-2008, 09:13 PM
what a cool idea....great stash buster. thanks for the link too.

mwhite
10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
Super idea and would be great for times when you need a quick warmup! And for little ones that need a pillow or blanket.

Jan in CA
10-22-2008, 09:59 PM
Great idea! Looks really nice!

thecatsmother
10-22-2008, 09:59 PM
A really good idea and a great way to use up yarn.I kinda like the border it looks a wee bit lacy.

dustinac
10-23-2008, 09:03 AM
:happydance: What a great idea! It looks great

CountryNaturals
10-23-2008, 11:27 AM
WOW! Thanks for all the wonderful feedback.
:woohoo:
If any of you make one of these, please post photos. Ooo, that reminds me -- I'm gonna post a photo from a vintage yarn wrapper that some of you might like and find a use for. brb. (Done! -- Posted in Off Topic)

margz3
10-23-2008, 12:49 PM
Great idea - might make great Christmas gifts!!

CountryNaturals
10-23-2008, 06:50 PM
Great idea - might make great Christmas gifts!!
That's what I'm doing -- working on one for my sil right now. I'm also thinking they might be good for charity knitting projects. They go pretty fast.

cam90066
10-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Great project. Would make great gift for campers, college students, residents of nursing homes.

KnittingNat
10-24-2008, 09:44 AM
What a great stashbuster!

MerigoldinWA
10-26-2008, 02:55 PM
What a handy idea, and a good use for your RH. It will hold up to a lot of use and be welcome when needed.