Ever wondered what to do with your left over sock yarn (as little as 15gms)? Or some handspun that you just don’t have enough of to do anything with (like about 45gms)? I've got so many spare skeins hanging around. Some are experiments that worked, some didn't make the grade. I wondered what to do with them, and with Chirstmas coming, what better way to use them up, then on gifts?
Exhibit A - the Lilac and Purple Item
Calorimetry pattern (cast on 120 stitches)
Exhibit B - as shown below
Exhibit C - some of my hand-dyed 5ply.
Exhibit D - some of my Hand-spun slubby yarn
I really got on quite a role with these - they are rather addictive too. It's hard not to rummage through your stash looking at all your left over yarns in a new light.
And what a great way to go through my button collection and find buttons to finish them off.
I think that the best way to approach this project is with fun and experimentation. Try one - see what sort of result you get, and then add or subtract stitches for your next one. They really don't take long to whip up and are heaps of fun.
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