Have you ever spun three bobbins of carefully weighed and divided (or, more often, guesstimated and divided) fiber, only to discover, after plying that you have leftover singles? Sometimes LOTS of leftover singles?
Of course you have.
So what do you do with those singles? Throw them away? Horrors, never!
- You create short skeins of two-ply.
- You save up a stash of “casualties” and create crazy-ply science experiments.
- You practice chain plying (I really should get on this).
- You wind it into a tangled ball and dangle it in front of the cat
In most of these examples you end up with very short lengths of yarn that aren’t good for much of anything. Much, that is, except for…
Last-Minute Hand-Knit Holiday Gifts
Does you sister complain that she can never spot her bag on the airline luggage carousel? She’s not alone. 1 in 2 Americans use the same stupid black Samsonite wheelie bag for airline travel. No kidding. I swear that statement is so truthy it’s almost a fact. Solve her problem this holiday season with the gift of a bright, stand-out-in-a-crowd luggage tag. This is your chance to knit with the tackiest, most eye-bleeding, most I-can’t-believe-I-plied-that lace-weight in your entire collection.
Luggage Tag Pouch by Lee Meredith as seen on Ravelry
Stumped about what to give your nerdy brother who just left home for the first time? Worried he might be living in filth and squalor? Knit him this awesome EXFOLIATE Dalek dishcloth. It’s so geeky he might actually use it.