Saturday

What to do with loads of left over yarn....


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After almost a year of knitting and crocheting different projects the knitting basket is loaded with leftovers.  What to do with it all besides donating them is an issue I go through all the time.  This year I thought to use them up by making another afghan.  Not sure who will be the one to get it but it turned out rather large and not bad looking.
I must have had a least 12 different colors and textures but I put them all together in large squares anyway.
Once each square was completed I simply stitched them together.
 I had a full skein of a nice blue for the around design. 
For once I did not run out of a color.

And an added bonus, little crochet flowers to use up some white I know I'd  never use.
Will be a nice sofa throw on a cold winter night.
Might just send it on up to Alaska. I know a couple that might just enjoy it.

Today was rather chilly here in the Tampa Bay area.. my outdoor thermometer is saying 42' at 2:00pm in the afternoon... not normal for us.  My friend in Georgia said this morning, "It's Snowing".. maybe she could use a nice warm afghan? 
Hmmm...?  Who will get the Afghan?

"Stay warm all"



7 comments:

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what a nea idea! great way to use leftover yarn!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Sandy-
My brother was just in Tampa last week...if you'd have let me know sooner, he could have taken that blanket off your hands and brought it home to me!
Ha!

I love it,and the flowers make a nice touch too.
You definitely have an eye for design! I like the yellow stripe between rows.
Pat
(where it is only chilly here and supposed to 80° on Monday)

Babajeza said...

I love leftover projects too. They are like a gift made of "nothing". Have a nice Sunday. Regula

Rhonda said...

Very nice, I really like scrappy quilts and afghans.

Diann said...

That turned out wonderful! Thank you for sharing at TTF.

Diane said...

Very nice!

The Rusty Heart said...

What a great idea! Very creative!