Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scrap Yarn Recycled

Remember the big bag of scrap yarn that was rescued for me?
Well this is how much of it is left so far.


I'm not sure if I would have gotten around to this as quick as I have if it was not for my recent head injury which required 14 st's and gave me concussion. It was best for me to just sit and not do too much, which kept the nausea and pain at a distance.
So here I have the result of knotting and winding the yarn into use-able balls. They each weigh about 50gm's a ball, I used the small digital scales and guess work to get them to around the same size.

The scrap bits of yarn that were way too small, have made it into one of my scrap yarn vase's, which will be used for decoration until I decide to felt it later on.

7 comments:

Devi said...

hope your feeling better. yarn therapy is the best!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Devi, I couldn't agree with you more!

Ghost said...

You are a woman after my own heart. I love scrap projects and have done many.
Waste not, want not! Nice going and feel better soon.

Poetry Sue said...

Can synthetic yarns be felted? Most of my family is allergic to wool so I have abunch of synthetic scraps laying around..... I would love to try felting it, but I'm not sure if it can be...

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thanks Ghost! There surely is no waste here.

Poetry Sue, I don't think synthetic can be felted, but if you wanted to make the balls for the necklaces as such, you could always use a clear drying glue to roll them into shape, I'm sure that will work.

Courtney (c.ogaard@bresnan.net) said...

After searching and searching, this blanket is exactly what I am looking for to use up my precious yarn pieces. could you tell me what pattern you used?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Courtney (c.ogaard@bresnan.net), I have not used the scrap yarn as yet. Maybe you are seeing the afghan behind the plastic bag, that was made for me by several people when I was sick. I will post about what I have used the scrap yarn for though.