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
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
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?
I just can’t focus on a single project at a time orz I just learned about this slip-stitch technique and had to try it myself using some leftover baby yarns. The colours make it look like a giant marshmallow
Sweater weather? No, awesome sock weather!! This is already my second pair this year, and it’s working as a great way to use all the leftover buts if yarn in my stash to make colorful toes and heels and whatnot. Sock weather forever.
I had some leftover yarn from making a new blanket. It was so soft, it was begging to be made into a snuggly hat ready for the colder months. I’ve seen a few cable pattern beanies around, but I ended up just winging it because I have a tiny head and every other pattern I followed made up too big. Plus, who can resist a pom pom?
So last week I used the leftover yarn from thisproject 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. ^.^
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!)