Over on TipNut.com there is a great list of Yarn stash busters but I have been using my yarn by crocheting a lap rug.
First I have one of these ball winders which I found at a garage sale a couple of years ago. It was the best $3 I spent. It is very useful when ever you want to recycle wool from a jumper you may have unpulled.
I often recycle hand knitted garments. If I spot a good wool hand knit at a thrift shop I buy it and unpick it for the wool. These ball winders are great to wind the wool for you.
I got all my scrap wool together and made up new balls mixing yarns together so that they are the same weight. This means that they will crochet or knit up evenly as your gauge is not constantly changing because the yarn is of different thickness. It’s also fun as you can turn a boring yarn into something that is interesting very quickly.
Then I started this lap rug as a destash project. Progress has been good as the combination of a long week end and the fact that the weather is turning cold here now and it is nice to sit under while I make it. As you can see it’s half done!
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