Tag Archives: leftover yarn

Playing with colors

To keep my yarn stash manageable, sometimes I must look through the boxes and pick out small amounts of yarn and knit them into hats. It’s rather fun, actually, finding colors that go together. Here are five recent projects.IMG_4944

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What I do with leftover yarn

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When I have small amounts of leftover yarn, I choose several colors of a similar type and knit striped caps.
These caps (and more, since I have plenty of leftover yarn) will be donated to a battered women’s shelter in Illinois. There is more need for warm winter items in Illinois than where I live in Texas. My high-school friend Helen volunteers at this shelter and got me started doing this several years ago. Every fall, I send her a box for the women and children in the shelter.