unspeakably horrible

I’m out of yarn.  There is nothing usable left in my stash of leftovers anymore.  It’s very upsetting.  Look at this:

I have those, but not enough of any of them to make anything.  OK, I could probably make a simple hat out of that bright blue one, but that’s no fun — I have tons of hats and I’m not making any for Christmas presents this year.  I don’t think the other ones could even make a hat.  I’d make a scrap something, but they’re all different brands and weights and fibers, so that’s no good.  Here’s my second drawer:

Again here, I could make a couple of hats with those two fun textured ones, but that’s no fun.  The sock yarn in the corner is unappealing to me — I don’t know why I bought it in the first place.  The gray stuff is usable, but I don’t know what to make with just two skeins.  I’m considering unraveling this:

That thing is older than this blog.  I meant it to be a wrap, but I couldn’t afford the yarn to finish it up.  I hesitate a bit to unravel that one because the yarn got kinda moldy once, being stored in a damp place.  I washed it, of course, but I wonder if washing will make it hard to unravel.  This next thing is the same (although without the mold and wash):

I think that one was going to be a blanket, but it’s so old I don’t even remember.  Both of those projects are made with soft worsted cotton.

So should I unravel those last 2 projects?  Do you think either of them would make something like this shawl?  I think it would make this.  Maybe I could combine them and make another Christmas-y dog sweater for my sweet puppy (my first attempt got immediately mangled in play due to the loose stitching).

OK so maybe I do have some yarn… that gray stuff and those two projects.  *sigh*  I just don’t know what to make with any of it.  I guess I can go ahead and unravel those things and assess my yarn quantities then.  I think I need a ball winder…

14 thoughts on “unspeakably horrible

  1. Nicky

    I say unwind and assess. You might have more yarn than you think. I’m sorry your stash is making you crazy. I’m sure you’ll be able to get some goodies soon.

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      1. CrochetQueen Post author

        Well I read some reviews about the yarn brand and thought it best not to make a sweater or shawl due to shedding and pilling in the wash. I cast on for a knitted Harry Potter hat pattern but I’m not sure if I’ll keep it yet… and I didn’t really want to make a hat.

  2. Karen Berthine

    I once made a very whimsical lap blanket out of a bunch of mismatched ends. I knit an array of odd patterned squares and then fit them together with a lot of crochet work. I always thought it very odd looking. We kept it in the car and my daugher as a child liked to snuggle it. :)

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  3. Ginny

    If you are not partial to the pieces, I say rip them out and start something new. Here is another thought to do with your left-overs; Have you ever made a crayon box sweater? I started one many years ago. It’s only 1/2 finished but I will get back to it one day. You use all kinds of different fibers. Here is one link of many:http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?code=83596&source=froogle&gclid=COPg-aa_ybICFYVFMgod-EcACw
    If the link doesn’t work, just google crayon box sweater pattern.

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