I found a bag of yarn at the thrift store last month and made it a personal challenge to use it all up in one month. I did it!
As soon as my blog gets approved, I'll post pictures of my weekly progress. Well. I'll *try* to post pics. "Barb" and "tech savvy" are three words that never appear in the same sentence...lol.
Oh hey! And just like that, it's done! I read that blogs needed approval. Maybe that's changed. At any rate, here we go with trying to post pics.
This is the yarn I got for $4.00. The beige-y stuff is mostly thin, like baby weight. There are a couple of skeins that feel scratchy. I wonder if it's wool. The middle is baby weight. The pile on the right is worsted. Bulky on the lower left. Super bulky lower middle and a fun nubby yarn lower right.
What a super bonanza for $4 Barb! It's a feast for the eyes. And high fives on using it all up in a month!
You can always do the "burn" test on unknown yarns. We had quite a discussion about Unknown Yarns on KAS a few years back. Generally it seems wool will burn to cinders but acrylic yarns just melt into blobs. (put a small snippet on a garden stone and light it up) If that would help?
I just went through some bags my daughter found in the back of the closet and there's some babyweight yarn in white that I am doubling with worsted weight yarn in dark green to make a chunky yarn weight. Another KASer and I are making up 35 chunky yarn squares and will ship them in one bunch so nobody in South Africa will have a fit trying to match their ultra thickness with much thinner squares. One less headache we figure!
That nubbly beige yarn bottom right seems interesting. I imagine used with another color it will work up very warm and an interesting texture for the children to feel as well. I shall read the yarn tail (tale) to find out what you did with it.
I love the pastel rainbow of colors on the Go-Over vest! Nice solid wine square too and 2 warm hats with spunky pompoms!
I love how you made the G-O with the big square!
Interesting, can't wait to see what's used up next. You're sure making inroads!
Ahhhh, I was wondering if you'd use the nubbly yarn with a similar beige...the hat did work up wonderfully, I am not surprised you considered keeping it. I love the bold stripes in the squares!
Week 4. I did it! I used it all up in a month. Two more hats (I had to raid the lime green from my stash) and three squares. The multi coloured square is made from the little bits of leftover worsted. I was determined to use up as much as I possibly could.
This is all that's left. It'll get put into the odds and ends box which I use to make cuddles.
Super! Great squares and warm hats...what a lot of work and BRAVO on accomplishing so much. What a blessing for the children!
And I love your idea of using any suspect scratchy yarn up high in the crown of the hats....clever thinking!