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Old 04-11-2006, 07:36 AM   #1
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this would be a great website
I just had an idea for a website (maybe it really exists and I don't know it). Say you have 3 balls of knitpicks crayon (just an example...I don't have this) but you don't know what to do with it. Perhaps it's an odd amount that isn't quite enough for a sweater or blanket but too much for a hat. You would enter your yarn brand and type, weight, yardage and the site would tell you all sorts of patterns for things you could make with it. I always see yarn on ebay that looks nice but I don't want to create a stash. I feel like I need a project in mind for it before I buy it. Anyone else like this idea or know a a site that accually does this?
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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That would be a great idea - kind of like Carol's site for orphan needles. I would definitely participate in that!!
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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I would love that! Unfortunately I am too new of a knitter to be of much help. (I am crossing my fingers that I bought enough yarn for my daughter's sweater.) Have you seen the book One Skein? I am going to see if the library has it. I already have bunches of leftovers of yarn from other projects.

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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At Knitter's Review (knittersreview.com) they have one section that shows what to make if you have some certain number of yards of yarn. Like what can I make with 100, 200 yards, etc. Then I think people make suggestions.

It's the forums section, down near the bottom of the page under the heading "What Should I Make With It?"
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Originally Posted by Yvonne
At Knitter's Review (knittersreview.com) they have one section that shows what to make if you have some certain number of yards of yarn. Like what can I make with 100, 200 yards, etc. Then I think people make suggestions.

It's the forums section, down near the bottom of the page under the heading "What Should I Make With It?"
Thanks! I'll have to check that out.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Yvonne
At Knitter's Review (knittersreview.com) they have one section that shows what to make if you have some certain number of yards of yarn. Like what can I make with 100, 200 yards, etc. Then I think people make suggestions.

It's the forums section, down near the bottom of the page under the heading "What Should I Make With It?"
I've seen that, but I never know how many yards are "left" in used balls. I guess I should measure them and roll them into balls one day when I'm really bored... :rollseyes:
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:40 PM   #7
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Jan - I normally guestimate by weight - if the original ball was 50 grams and it now weighs 25 grams, I assume I have half of the original yardage.... I use a kitchen scale...
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check this out - I just found it - gotta get back to 1040 land!
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Originally Posted by kitkat
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check this out - I just found it - gotta get back to 1040 land!
Ooh, that's a great idea! Thanks for posting it.
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Jan - I normally guestimate by weight - if the original ball was 50 grams and it now weighs 25 grams, I assume I have half of the original yardage.... I use a kitchen scale...
That's a good idea. I've been thinking of getting a kitchen scale anyway.
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