Sunday, October 3, 2010

Leftover Sock Yarn

So, you may be wondering. Just what does one do with leftover sock yarn? Well, one answer is make baby socks and that's what I do. Yet I still have sock yarn left over. In fact, I have a LOT of sock yarn left over!

One idea is to make more socks, striping several different yarns and/or stitches and I like that idea. I'll begin, however, with making a pair of baby socks that way; it's on the schedule for this month. I have other ideas too and will work on these from now until the end of the year.

And all those tiny little snips of yarn? I save those in a glass jar. In the spring I'll put them out for the birds to use to decorate their nests.


  1. Great idea for the little bits. Where do you put them for the birds to use?

  2. I put them in a small net bag that I hang in the snowball bush right outside my window.

  3. I have started to make a mitered square sock yarn blanket with leftover sock yarn. Several friends have started a blanket also, and we've traded little yarn bits. We are all quilters, too, and this looks like a knit quilt

  4. What a great idea for the birds. I think I will try this as well. Thank you for the idea.