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Consuelo
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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  4:22:52 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have three 1-gallon zip lock bags full of every little bit I cut at the end of a project. Many are 12" or more, just as many 1" or less.

Has anyone come up with some creative use for these?

A lot of my yarn is Lamb's Pride which is a single ply (worsted) so I have basically untwisted some of these and used it to needle felt but I need more ideas to use them up FASTER!!





Consuelo

eldergirl
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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  8:44:58 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
People put them out in the woods for birds to use in the spring for nesting, I have heard.

Anna

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knitz2
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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  11:29:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitz2's Homepage Send knitz2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
do you make toys? use them as stuffing.

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Consuelo
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
582 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  05:59:24 AM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WOW! Two great ideas. Thank you.

I have not made toys yet but have plans to knit dolls for each of my two granddaughters' birthdays next year. I'll save a batch or two for that.

As far as the birds... we're in Yuma, AZ, for the winter but will be trekking back to Maine in the spring... I can leave a trail of yarn from here to there! Let's just hope I don't get arrested for littering - that would be too sad.

Thanks again

Consuelo
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aprilshowers
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295 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  07:18:31 AM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How old are your granddaughters? My 3yo loves using yarn scraps like that for glue "projects." I just keep throwing them in a box for her and she uses them to make her masterpieces.

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Consuelo
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USA
582 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  08:49:59 AM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ooooh, another good idea. The girls are 5 and 7 and love to do "art".

Thanks.

Consuelo
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Ratbag
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
318 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  09:30:58 AM  Show Profile Send Ratbag a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about getting some hessian and making a rug

Sandra
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Consuelo
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USA
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Posted - 12/09/2009 :  2:46:27 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm. I din't know what hessian was. Looked it up in Wikepedia and it referred to some mathematical thing or a German from the province of Hesse.

But then the Urban Dictionary had additional definitions, I bet this is whatyou meant: "Hessian is a loosely weaved, strong fiber material similar to burlap.Used mainly for carpet backing." Their spelling, their grammar.

So a hooked rug of some sort is what you had in mind, eh? (I've been hanging out with many, MANY Canadians.) Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to keep collecting bits to have enough. Thanks!

Consuelo
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Ratbag
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
318 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2009 :  05:10:25 AM  Show Profile Send Ratbag a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I forgot about the 'Hessian's' and the language differences sorry.

Sandra
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Consuelo
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USA
582 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2009 :  08:03:55 AM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't be sorry, Sandra. You broadened my horizons... it was fun to learn what you meant! Also, I love you caption about insanity.

Hugs,

Consuelo
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