all those pesky yarn scraps
As many other knitters do, I've been saving all those pesky yarn scraps that accumulate as you finish projects. The trims from weaving in ends, the leftover yardage that did quite get used. I've always had a use for them. Adding into all my different blanket designs. But what about those scraps that are just too short to tie onto your blanket? Read on for a few suggestions!
The first project I made was to fill up a clear lamp base with the smallest scraps, and made sure to use my favorite special colors. This is one of my favorite pieces because I not only got to save the yarn, but it adds quite a bit of color to my room. I picked up this adorable clear base and shade at Target. Once I collected enough scraps, I stuffed this puppy FULL!
I picked up a few bulky skeins of handspun at a local fiber festival. I wanted to add a little color to it, so I tied on a bunch of the smallest scraps every few inches. It looks a little funky, but that's just the way I like it. I'm thinking about making a few more skeins like this and creating a throw pillow.
I wish I was one of those talented spinners out there. How cool would it be to spin them all together? That's when I discovered LoomDenim on Etsy. You simply send Ashley as many bags of your yarn scraps as you wish, and she spins them into STUNNING works of art. I'm getting ready to send off some to her once I finish a few more projects.
I hope you get inspired by these projects! What do you do with your yarn scraps? Comment below, I'd love to hear!
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I opened Leo's Lovely Treasures in 2014 with a focus on creating heirloom quality knitwear. Since then, I've grown into a knitwear designer focusing on using sustainable and recycled materials.