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Old 08-07-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Left over sock yarn.
I just finished knitting my first pair of socks I had some yarn left. What do ya'll do with the odds and ends that are left over?

I have been bit by the sock bug and can see this is going to be a problem

As some said when I posted about trying socks I have gone to the dark side.

Any way what do I do with all the little left overs?
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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I make bears....little 4 inch bears...I have one for every pair of socks I finish!
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Aw! That bear's so cute. Is there a pattern?
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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I crochet granny squares with my sock leftovers. when I get enough I'll sew them together for an afghan.
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here are 101 things (well not really 101 but alot!) to do with left over sock yarn.

there are lots of links to other blogs--showing finished projects.
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Aw! That bear's so cute. Is there a pattern?
Of course there is a pattern...*winks*

The Knitted Teddy Bear (by Sandra Polley) amazing book...take a look at my Ravelry...riddled with bears!

PS...I want one of those Icord doohikies....
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Another thing is tiny stockings for Christmas tree ornaments (or if you're Jewish, you can give them to your Christmas celebrating friends:-). Or you can make doll clothes, or baby booties. Even if you don't have a baby or know anyone who does at the moment, they can be donated to hospitals or other charity services for parents who are in need. There's a new book coming out with finger puppets. I like Troy's glove idea in her 101 list-- I've seen patterns where the designer intended each finger to be a different color, and you could just do that. If you have pets or friends with them, you could make a dog collar. Coffee cup holders are small, and would be fine with several color stripes.

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I always have little bits of sock yarn left and I'm going to borrow the idea I saw on Ravelry. A woman bought a tall clear glass container and wound each of her leftover sock yarn bits into balls and put them into the jar. I don't know if I'll ever have enough for that large of a jar, but I was thinking of finding a smaller one! Here's a picture of what she did.
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That is a cute idea to display the yarn.
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My "sock yarn" is solids so I don't know if this will work for you, but I save the tiny balls to use as color stripes for the cuffs of other socks.

Maybe eventually that "color stripe" will get so large it's the whole sock.
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