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Old 09-04-2007, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,
My Mom (who has horrible taste like me) bought me 4 balls of this eyelash yarn from Walmart. I assume she is hinting at possible xmas gifts for herself. I wondered if anyone had any ideas for me as to what i could use it for? I hate makeing scarfs so that idea is out. I think it was actually called "bling bling"yarn It's going to be a reall B***H to work with. Let me know what you guys think!
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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i'd bite the bullet and knit a scarf on big needles.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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it works on a bag or felted clogs!! you could carry it with the wool for a fru fra touch!
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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?
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If it's going to be a gift for your mom then think first of all you need to think about what she'd like. Does she wear crazy hats? Does she wear scarves?

I'm thinking skinny scarf with large needles and a felted bag with matching furry trim.

I hate knitting with that stuff too, but what are you going to do.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:58 PM   #6
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...and a felted bag with matching furry trim.
that's the first thing that came to my mind. you could also use it as stripes with the wool within the bag. (assuming that would work. i haven't actually felted anything myself yet.)
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the first thing that came to my mind was "Is no gift at all" (i thought it was a riddle. )
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I used that yarn in the blueish shade along with a white boucle held together for a simple scarf that looks very wintery
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I took a sweater that a friend of mine loved and wanted it to be spruced up a bit. I ran a border around the sleeves, neck and button band - it looked really cute. You mat want to consider buying her a plain cardigan or pullover with a deep neckline - and adding a "fancy" border." Not a scarf - but it will be frilly!
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Sounds like you have pleanty of ideas. on the free patterns of this site, there is a pattern for slipper socks that uses eylash yarn i think.
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