Saturday, May 26, 2007

and now for something completely different

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The photo above shows my jar full of leftover spinning bits. I have heard a rumor that knitters collect bits and pieces of their leftover yarn and put them into jars also. Apparently, these jars have a special name (has anyone else heard of this, and do you know the name of the jar?)
Spinners, what do you do with your leftover bits?

Occasionally, I find a way to use mine...mostly with a felting needle. This past week, I used a method from Diane Varney's book, and took the tufts of wool and locked them into a ply while spinning. The bobbin looked horrendous, and it was time consuming, but the resulting project serves it's purpose. (and has an interesting, well, maybe unusual appearance). I don't like to load up this page with click over to the riverrim if you would like to know more about it.

Have a great holiday weekend!


Fiberjoy said...

WOW! My mind is zooming with possibilities now.

Lilleduck said...

I love the color mix! Have you found out what it's called yet?

Steph said...

Yummy! I have taken my leftover fiber bits and draped them around the tres and shrubs, Within a day or two, the birdies take them away to make nests! Can't wait to find one of those nicely outfitted nests!

Jo said...

I have a lucky pot of leftovers Cyndy, which I am saving for a pot luck type of yarn, when I have what I think is enough random bits I will card it all together on my drum carder and them spin it.

Artis-Anne said...

I usually wind my leftovers up into balls and keep them in a basket so that when I am knitting handspun if I feel it needs it I add a single from my 'odds' Must go see what you do ;0