It feels really, really satisfying to knit a project and use up almost all of the yarn. It’s as if it were meant to be, as if the yarn and the pattern were a perfect match.
Occasionally, however, you overestimate the yardage you’ll need for a project, only use a few yards of that extra skein, or inherit someone’s leftovers. What is to become of all those partial balls of seemingly unwanted leftover yarn?
I usually toss all my partial balls into a bin inside my stash cupboard and let them marinate until a use becomes apparent. I don’t really worry too much about them. Perfect for stripes, toys, crafts, gift wrap, and baby hats, I know my leftovers will get used up eventually.
First, I knit this:
And used the leftovers for this:
And then I knit this:
And used some of the leftovers for this:
Isn’t this a fun game?! How do you handle your leftover bits of yarn?
You can see details of all of these projects over on my Ravelry page.