Marsha of Texas writes in with this great stash-busting idea. Here's Marsha:
One way I've found to destash is to sort all of my little leftovers by
colors that go together--complementary, analagous, anything that looks
good together. I don't worry about size of yarn or style--all together.
Then I put them in bags. I make skinny scarves using all colors and
styles. I may have to change the hook/needle to keep it the right
width, but I just keep going. Usually I repeat the yarn 2-3 times
throughout the scarf. I put them together--knit and crochet--practice
stitches. I usually leave ends dangling--really a rustic look. Add some
fringe--on the sides, at the ends, buttons, all type of fun trims.
Everyone loves them.
Here are two--I think I may have knit more on the skinnies, the wider is crochet--I haven't added buttons, bead or fringe--I may, but I may not--just not sure yet.
What are some of your favorite stash-busting ideas? We'd love to know! We have a lot of yarn looking to be crocheted in the new year!