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Old 09-06-2007, 04:13 PM   #11
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Hey, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the title "Gift of Ugly Yarn" . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!! Yep, like Brendajos, I thought it was a riddle! As far as knitting ideas, I used some that eyelash stuff and made an EXTREMELY LONG skinny scarf that looks like a boa (no, not the snake ) and I wear it with my scratchy wool winter coat, wrapped around my neck many, many times--makes it more comfy!
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by psquidy View Post
I was thinking about using like 3 balls at once and using it as the background to a hat pattern that i have. THe hat has little blocks all over a solid base. so the eyelash stuff will actually fill in the little blocks-what do you think?
I did something similar for my mom for Christmas last year. It was my first hat, so probably a bad idea to try to change a pattern to use 2 strands, one plain white Red Heart and the eyelash together. It worked fine for the scarf but the hat I had to looked like a HUMONGOUS chef's hat!

Finally, after frogging it 3 times, I decided to do just a band of the eyelash. It still didn't turn out right........but remember, I'm a relative newbie, this was a BIG gamble.

I went ahead and gave it to her with the caveat that I'd remake the hat, as you can see it's still a tad large
.....oh, I made the bunny too.

The pattern was this free beret pattern from Lion Brand, she prefers berets. All in all, she was happy, but I won't want her to wear the hat
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