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 243 yards of Fancy Fur.
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jennaknits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2005 :  9:43:10 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
Ever buy yarn for "something" and then regret it ever so much down the line? On my first yarn expedition, my BF excitedly suggested purchasing some for socks. So I bought 2 balls of Radiant Red and 2 balls of Bold Black. This was when all I could do was the knit stitch, and I was going to make socks with Fancy Fur. This idea was soon abandoned.

Back home at Spring Break, 2 balls of Stained Glass were acquired. 'Cause they were pretty.

So far, all that any of this yarn has been used for was a little bit of Stained Glass as a trim to a purse. I have no idea what to do with the rest of it. It needs too large a needle to make a purse, and there's just so much trim you can do and novelty scarves you can knit. The flimsiness is the real problem - I could make one amazingly ostentatious hat out of it, but I needed a size 11 to even be able to begin to fight with it.

A former teacher of mine, who was like a mother to me, requested a green and black scarf, so that could use up the stained glass, if I alternate with the green/blue Fancy Fur. Of course, that means buying more of the stuff and that doesn't really help my problem...

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midnightskyfibers
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Posted - 06/07/2005 :  11:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit midnightskyfibers's Homepage Send midnightskyfibers a Private Message
maybe if you knit all the yarns together :) into a scarf that would get rid of some of it :)

http://www.midnightskyfibers.com handspun and handpainted yarns, fibers, and kits.
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jennaknits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2005 :  9:41:08 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
LOL, I considered it, but that'd be a bit garish, even for me :)

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RoseByAny
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USA
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Posted - 06/09/2005 :  04:43:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Do you think you could arrange a horrible scissor accident outside? Because it would make some lovely high fashion nests for birds...

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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jennaknits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2005 :  1:21:24 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
LOL, that's a great idea! Those cardinals would really look delightful.

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kfgardner
Chatty Knitter

USA
183 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2005 :  5:01:23 PM  Show Profile Send kfgardner a Private Message
LB has a chemo cap pattern. Fancy fur is what I have been using. Think about it...you can make something pretty and make someone happy at the same time! :-)

Kimberly
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sparkleplenty
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
484 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2005 :  11:02:16 AM  Show Profile Send sparkleplenty a Private Message
I've definitely been with with regretting a yarn purchase. When I first started knitting I bought way too much yarn on a whim, and now I have the task of figuring out what to do with it.

For your dilemma, try 2 strands of yarn...Fancy Fur and a worsted weight. With the worsted weight you should be able to make a purse, or if you alternate the worsted weight and the 2 strands together that can be a fun scarf.

Sarah
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Lynn Haffner
New Pal

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2005 :  09:17:35 AM  Show Profile Send Lynn Haffner a Private Message
You could use the Fancy Fur to decorate your flip flops, pony tail holders, jelly watches and braclets. Go to the Lion Brand website (lionbrand.com) for the flip flop pattern then apply the same technique to the other items. They are especially fun for kids and teens.
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jennaknits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2005 :  11:15:48 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
Kimberly, I was looking at the cap pattern on the LB site today. There's patterns for large and small - is small supposed to be for kids, or just for dimuniative heads?

Thanks!

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kfgardner
Chatty Knitter

USA
183 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2005 :  7:48:48 PM  Show Profile Send kfgardner a Private Message
the small can be for kids or small adults. I make both sizes because both are needed.

Kimberly
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frogsrock
New Pal

11 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  06:06:19 AM  Show Profile Send frogsrock a Private Message
if you havent used any of the yarn (or lost the lables...which i do a lot) you can exchange it
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