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luckylin



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Looking for suggestions Reply with quote

Never have done this before. Be patient please. I used to do craft shows with my handmade knits and crochets. When the economy dropped my sales dropped and in some cases didn't even make enough to cover the cost of the space. Now I still have a closet full of yarn. My problem. ..I find a pattern for something I might like to make but the yarn is not in my closet collection. When I search for a specific closet yarn I often come up with not enough yarn or not something of interest. Any ideas for me?
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aharbor
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this afghan while browsing Ravelry. I'm not sure it's what you had in mind, but it looks like it could use up a lot of scrap yarn in a hurry. The backstory, likening it to a group of public school children, appealed to me too. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the parlor, glad you found us.
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Yvonne
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.

There's also this one.

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2010/05/granny-striping.html

If you're on Ravelry there are lots of ideas. If you're not it's free to join.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Very Happy

Maybe it would help if you gave us some ideas of what yarn you have & quantities, and what sort of things you like making Cool
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luckylin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Thank you everyone! Reply with quote

This is just amazing to me. I have never done anything like this and I got so many responses and welcomes from so many "strangers". Thank you all very much. It sounds to me as though I might do best with an afghan to use up most of the worsteds. It will be a jumble of mis-matched colors though, unless I break down and buy (uh ho) some different colors!
Is there an "instruction page" for chatting in this parlor? I have questions.
Thank you everyone!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Knitting Haven!!! Very Happy

There is a chat feature in this forum, but because we are in so many different places and time zones, we seldom chat on it. We just post down the same topic whenever we get a chance to come online, as you have seen. You might want to start a thread in "What are you working on" or once you get to know us better, you will find that we talk about other subjects on "Let's just visit". We have threads for crochet and spinning and varied other subjects. Wander around and check things out; I think you will like it here. I found some very nice and helpful friends here; I hope you do, too.

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GrannieAnnie06
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Lin... Welcome...

If you're a member of Ravelry.. you can do an advanced pattern search there. You can search for patterns that will work with the amount of yarn and weight that you have. I do this a lot since I spin, and never get a 'standard' amount or weight...

Hope this helps...
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Yvonne
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might find this bit of the forum helpful

http://www.knittinghaven.com/parlor/viewforum.php?f=47
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Kathryn
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, Lin.

An afghan would be one option for you. It sounds as though you have lots of different colours, so perhaps you could work it in similarly coloured squares, and add a border to bring the colours together.

If there are patterns that you like, you can use Yarndex to try and find a yarn in your stash that you can use instead.

As for chatting with us, just read through some of our threads, and add a reply if you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lin, welcome aboard. Hope you spend some time with us.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lin!
Welcome to the friendliest, most helpful and wonderful people there are. There's always someone (or 2 or 3) to help.
I made this with a sackful of scraps and not enough balls of yarn that i had laying around. It's a mix match of all kinds of yarn and all colors. Might give you an idea. www.ravelry.com/projects/CyndyW/grandmas-afghan
You could also make a childs sweater in different colored stripes. My daughter had one I made as a child and it has since been passed around the family.
Hope this helps.
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knittingmama
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome, Lin. I think a "crazy quilt" sort of afghan with all colors of yarn might be interesting. Also, If you just did stripes with your bits, that could use up some of your stash. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, and a belated welcome to this lovely little knitting corner.
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Katknit
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome !
what about making lots of dishcloths and sew them togetger, you dont have to use cotton either Very Happy
try
http://dishandwashclothmania.com/grandmas-favorite-dishcloth-knit/

very quick and very easy

Very Happy
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