Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun With Scraps

I really should be in bed right now you guys. It's 10:30, I have a week left of classes and have to get up at 6:30 tomorrow. But I'm NOT TIRED! I hate that feeling. I really want to go work out right now, I feel so icky after all the food I ate this weekend. Hmph.

Ok enough ranting. I want to share something fun I've been doing lately. Recently, my LYS (Wildflower) started selling "Geode Skeins", AKA Scrap yarn skeins. She takes colors that go well together of fun scrap yarns and ties them together into 200 yard skeins.  Then you can use them to make projects like this:

Well I do a monthly knit club through the shop, and last month's project was the above scarf, which required a geode skein of yarn to do.Being the broke college kid I am, I decided to make my own instead with some yarns I had been given by a fellow knitter a while back.

It turns out it really isn't too hard, especially if you own a niddy noddy, something of which I do as of last week thanks to my awesome dad! So I got to work winding yarn around it and cutting and tying off at random intervals.

Besides the fact I had a few tangled skeins, this was so fun that I went ahead and made my 200 yard skein as well as two more 100 yard skeins!

I am considering selling these on Etsy or somewhere, and making up a few more with other yarns I have.  I'd love opinions! What do you think? Do people sell stuff like this? Whats the going price?

It was really relaxing to do as well, the motions of the niddy noddy are easy and fun when you get the hang of it.

So I hope you all have a great week. Wish me luck on my last week of classes (already!?!)


PS: I still haven't casted on that scarf. Turns out I don't have cables long enough for my Knitpicks. Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about the scarf! I think that with your creativity, you could produce some amazing yarn. I'm not sure if there is a market or not, maybe click around on Etsy?


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