Sunday, 9 September 2012

Reflective Yarn Thoughts

Currently wondering what I should do with all of my wool, I have quite a lot at the moment. I know this is nothing new for anyone who likes to knit or crochet....I am sure we all have this problem.
Half of my stash is cheap wool that I bought when I started learning to crochet, when I had no job and it was a comfort to buy cheap balls of wool for £1. However, now that I have a job I prefer to buy finer wool and all of my cheap wool has been abandoned in a bag since last year. 
Did others have this problem with cheap stuff, what did you do with it? I do want to use it up, but not on things that I would make for other people. I would greatly appreciate stash busting ideas, and this means I could have more space for really nice wool! 

I am not even going to try and count how many balls of wool that I have!!

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  1. I still have a substantial selection of cheap acrylics, which I use for amigurumi and baby blankets.

  2. I'm still in the buying cheap yarn stage - dreaming of the day when I can call those soft luscious skiens like on your giveaway my own!!

    Bundle, a lady who makes blankets, is currently going through a crocket block book and making all the diff squares in it! You could do something like that, sharpen up any skills and learn something new?

  3. P.s - I mention it because I really LOVE the idea of working through something like that and learning so much - however, I am a beginner so I would learn heeaps which is probably why i love the idea

  4. I think it's good to have a bit of a stash of crappier yarns you can use to try things out on without worrying about waste.

    If you really want to use it up I would make a great big ripple blanket or something.

  5. I think for cheap wool, maybe rugs or mats for one's bathroom or for an animal shelter? Otherwise, you can always donate to a school who have beginner hookers and knitters.

  6. Hi Hazel! Just found your blog. Must admit that I use cheap yarn in general still after starting to crochet 2 years ago. There is such a big difference in price for yarn here. And our yarn from one shop is cheap in price but nice quality although I wish I had more choice in colors. I agree with the suggestions about making up a ripple or something to use it all up.

    Greetings from Holland ~

  7. I have been using cheap scraps of wool to make my one a day project. small and larger granny squares to sew together and it will be a throw for my daughters bed. The yarn is style craft double knit mostly.

  8. I think we've all got wool we bought when first starting out but don't really like anymore. How about a Granny Stripe blanket or some cushions. Deb xx

  9. I use it to test projects with as well as making amigurumi. Sometimes I think the cheap yarn is best for them because its so stiff it great stitch definition.


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