leftover yarns

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After 4 years of knitting, stitching and stuffing I finally finished my Beekeeper’s Quilt! I love it so much and am really proud of what I’ve made!

I’ve knitted so many memories into this blanket. There are numerous puffs made from the leftover yarn from other projects and every time I see them I remember that I made a pair of socks or a beloved jumper out of that yarn. There’s one forest green hexi which is made from one of  the first skeins I ever dyed, which I had to knit really tightly because I had barely enough yarn. I put so much time into embroidering little birds and flowers onto puffs and can see how far I’ve come from the first one (some simple blue flowers which came with the pattern) to the later ones which I designed myself and put so much effort and skill into.

At several points I wondered if it would ever get put together. There was one time I started tying it together then gave up and undid all my work, putting the puffs back in their bags.

In the last few months I have been making a huge effort to get this quilt done. Slowly but surely it has been coming together (and taking up an increasing amount of space in the living room).

Now it’s done and gets to do what I made it for - looking pretty in my bedroom and keeping my feet warm!

Hey tumblr knitters! What do you do with leftover sock yarn? I’ve been knitting a ton of socks lately, and my feet are small so I never end up using the entire skein, which leaves me with a lot of leftover sock yarn. I’m not a huge fan of the Beekeeper Quilt, so what else can I do with all the extra sock yarn?

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So last week I used the leftover yarn from this project to make this little guy. I was watching Iron Man (currently doing a Marvel re-watch before Civil War comes out) and wasnt really paying attention to what I was making… and I really like the result??? 

The only thing is, I have no idea how I made him… Guess I’ll have to give it another go and see if I can copy my own work. 

He’s off to join his hat counterpart with its new owner. ^.^ 

the-sky-fi-channel  asked:

Do you happen to know of any ideas for projects that would use up lots of scraps of half a skein or so of leftover yarn? I have 10 years worth of odds and ends, all different colors and weights, but I want to find a way to use them all in one project. I've considered maybe a hexipuff quilt but I'm still trying to keep my eye out for other options. Do you or any followers have any tips maybe? (Ps your blog is amazing, thank you for all that you do!)

There are loads of patterns out there calling for yarn odds and ends, but the next one I think I’m going to make is from @dayanaknits, a pullover she designed and knit exclusively with scraps and leftovers:

If you want to do something a little less ambitious, you can always make a scarf or a hat using a MC with just a few rows here and there of a contrasting color to use up some stash yarn.

I’m sure followers have other pattern ideas, too.  Good luck!