Using up Yarn

WIP Management 2018 is going well. I have added many rows on to the projects I’m concentrating on right now.  My efforts at organizing the knitting accessories has also worked out well. Things seem to be at my fingertips right when I want them.

I do still start new projects. I’m still active in HPKCHC and so new, small projects will happen each month. I’m dedicated to Freeing the Wall, as my dear friend Kit calls it. This means cold sheep, no new yarn purchases, and using up the yarn I have now. This fell off my needles this month and while it’s only Red Heart, I still like how it came out.

Jill and I have been admiring super bright colors paired up with gray yarn and this was the result. I don’t have enough yarn or energy for the blanket I was admiring, but I could possibly do a batch of hats and/or mitts for Christmas this year.

I had in my stash, a small bin of leftovers from baby blankets past. This was my favorite yarn to knock out a granny square blanket with. It is also a Red Heart yarn, but came in lovely colors and was a pompadour yarn. That means, I think, that it had a tiny strip of a ribbon of some kind that gave the yarn a shiny appearance. This yarn is discontinued, so there’s no sense in saving it.  More isn’t going to come along and I don’t like to mix yarn brands. I gathered the balls and figured out a way to use them in a blanket or two.

 

I’m almost done with this one.  This blanket is made with three different colorways that go well together. The two variegated colorways have a yellow that matches what was a full skein plus a small ball of yellow.  I used up every inch of the middle colorway and blatantly ignored the color ending in the middle of a round. I shall do the same with the next colorway and it remains to be seen how I handle the end of the actual blanket.

I’m pointedly ignoring this.

While I won’t stop in the middle of side, I may very well end on a corner that doesn’t complete the round. I’m sure my grandbabies won’t mind.

And finally, cute little bookmarks made from leftover sock yarn.  That’s three new projects and no yarn purchases.