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Old 01-13-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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need project for ugly acrylic worsted
So I have five nearly-full skeins of Red Heart Super Saver worsted in boring/ugly colors... brown, tan, black, and 2 kinds of variegated tan/brown/green/rust. (I made some things to match a coat for a guy.) What the heck can I do with all this yarn?? I looked through the stashbuster postings but most of the great things should be colorful or in toasty warm wool!

Hmm... anyone have a good pattern for a big, tightly-knitted or double-stranded project bag? I have things stuffed into three smaller bags now.

Thanks for any ideas!!
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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You could make a bag, or a throw or dog blanket....
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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Crocheted granny squares.
Black, 4 rounds. Brown, 3 rounds. Tan, 2 rounds. Make squares until you run out.
Figure up the square/rectangle that will use the most.
Join and border with variegated. Keep adding border until you don't have enough to complete last round.
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What seems ugly to one may not be ugly to another so making something for charity is always a good way to use up that kind of yarn. Or how about making something (or many things) for The Snuggles Project. Animals certainly don't care about color and dark colors are always good for pets.

There is a KAL for The Snuggles Project using stash yarn right here in KH, too.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=87309
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I like having my early projects which were ponchos (free patterns from Lionbrand). It's nice to have it be tough enough so I'm not worrying about any little snag, like when the dogs are all over me, etc.

You can see them on my Ravelry page and search for "poncho", they'll come right up, or just scroll to the early FOs.

It's also always nice to have some scarves and hats lying around you don't mind giving away to a visitor if they need one. Quick, easy projects.
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I'm resisting the January KAL "Seamless blanket project" in the Knit-Along forum. I have seven different colors of Red Heart Super Saver and I've mapped out a baby log cabin blankets using four, five, six or all seven of them and I have started a swatch. But I'm not signing up because I have four other projects currently in the works.

However, I'm attracted to the idea of being able to use up a bunch of that old ugly yarn and making space for new!

In your case, that might be something that would use up a lot of your yarn in a design that would also make those colors look not boring or ugly.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:04 PM   #7
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Check out this thread:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...oolly+thoughts

These are really amazing, beautiful geometric patterns that would look good with your yarn, I bet. I spent way too long looking at the woolly thoughts website last night, and their projects are so cool and would definitely bring some interest to working with yarn you're not thrilled with. Brings a whole new meaning to the term 'knitting math'
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Originally Posted by hwn222 View Post
So I have five nearly-full skeins of Red Heart Super Saver worsted in boring/ugly colors... brown, tan, black, and 2 kinds of variegated tan/brown/green/rust. (I made some things to match a coat for a guy.) What the heck can I do with all this yarn?? I looked through the stashbuster postings but most of the great things should be colorful or in toasty warm wool!

Hmm... anyone have a good pattern for a big, tightly-knitted or double-stranded project bag? I have things stuffed into three smaller bags now.

Thanks for any ideas!!
If you don't want to knit with it, you might see if a local senior center would take it.
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If you don't want to knit with it, you might see if a local senior center would take it.
That's a great idea. My sister is worried about how she'll afford yarn when she's in a home.
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
I'm resisting the January KAL "Seamless blanket project" in the Knit-Along forum. I have seven different colors of Red Heart Super Saver and I've mapped out a baby log cabin blankets using four, five, six or all seven of them and I have started a swatch. But I'm not signing up because I have four other projects currently in the works.
Ummm.... I have more than that on the needles and I'm still doing it..
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