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    Question Spinoff of Yarn Remnants Thread

    What is the smallest yarn remnant that you keep? How do you store them?

    I was organizing my yarn stash yesterday, and I had quite a few remnant "balls" of cotton yarn.

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    I save fabric scraps ...... but yarn.....I ball them up, put in a plastic bag and donate to good will. I use to keep them, but I never used them.....

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    I keep them if they are the size of a golf ball or not much smaller. Maybe a few the size of a large marble if I really like the yarn or the color. Also the small ones are a great size for dd to play with because they aren't such a huge mess.

    I keep them all in a large basket in my sewing room. Now that the sewing room is becoming the nursery I'm going to have to come up with a new plan.

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    I like the golf ball size comparison. Definitely that size, and like that poster, maybe a few smaller.

    If it's a color have enough of for another project, I will keep the bits down to a yard or two, having more than once been short one row, or a few double crochets. They can also be used for sewing blocks or strips together (I make afghans), or for matching stitches, though I generally just use safety pins for that. But I only keep a very few that small.

    There comes a point when tossing makes more sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MandaRenee View Post
    I keep them if they are the size of a golf ball or not much smaller. Maybe a few the size of a large marble if I really like the yarn or the color. Also the small ones are a great size for dd to play with because they aren't such a huge mess.
    EXACTLY!!! LOL My daughter LOVES playing with them. I give her a crochet hook and she pretends to crochet. She doesn't have the patience yet to learn, but she likes to pretend. But if they are about a quarter's diameter, I will keep them. I do scrap projects with them. The problem is that some are wool, some cotton, some acrylic - I am just waiting 'till I have enough of just one kind to actually FINISH a scrap project!

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