Thursday, May 6, 2010

Y is for Yarn

I sometimes get into a knitting frenzy.

I love specialty and exotic yarns and with their availability these days I find myself using them for lots of things other than knitting.

Just a few examples….

I use a handful of them to finish off a gift, I use single strands to tie on jewelry or attech gift tags, several braided make wonderful necklace cords for handmade pendants, a remnant can be tied to a handmade keychain for a touch of texture and color, I have hung holiday ornaments with a strand or two, etc…

Because they have so much yardage, it becomes a really economical alternative to thin ribbon. For more bang for my buck, I like to buy the variegated/multi color yarns….that way they work with many projects and color combinations.

• Tip: For more permanent projects you can add a tiny bit of “Fray Check” to the ends to prevent unraveling. You can find Fray Check at any sewing department or craft store.


Manon Doyle said...

I've missed so many letters while I was away. Love this key chain!!

PussDaddy said...

I too am loving your new key chains.