I feel like I’ve been talking about using up leftovers a lot lately. I suppose, I have been trying to use up my stash before I go buy more (I’m almost out of space in my yarn bins).
And this week isn’t any different.
Over the years I’ve collected a bunch of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in a selection of natural heathered colors from off-white to dark, chocolate brown. I’ve used this yarn in a bunch of projects- mostly blankets, and no matter how carefully I plan, I always end up with a bunch of half-skeins leftover. I even had several half-skeins of the same colors, but different dye lots.
I had to figure out what to make with this ragtag bunch of yarn. Anything fancy, like a sweater, was out because of the weird amounts of each color yarn. Anything that took a lot of planning was out, too- I wasn’t in the mood to do a lot of math on this one.
So, I arranged the yarn in a gradient from lightest to darkest, dug out my crochet hooks and just started making a granny square.
And kept on going- using up one skein after another. (The little bits leftover are going to turn into another Mother Bear– I think I have a problem.)The blanket ended up about 4 feet by 4 feet- a nice size for a lap blanket or maybe a baby blanket (though I don’t know if I’d give a baby an itchy wool, non-washable blanket).Ollie seems to like it. He saw me taking pictures and came over to give it the official “Dog Seal of Approval.” And then he fell asleep- because he leads a very high-energy, stressful life.What have you been doing to use up your leftover skeins of yarn?