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by barbara waters

Laughing Purple Goldfish has come up with a fun and interesting way to dispose of all those “leftovers” in her yarn stash.

She ties the ends together and rewinds into balls of vari-colored and vari-styled and vari-lengthed yarns. Then she crochets (I would likely knit) projects out of three strands of the stuff. First of all, as someone whose blog is dedicated to crafting with reclaimed and recycled materials, I think she has hit on a really great way of doing just that.

Several months ago I sent off a big box of leftover balls of yarn to a fellow raveler for her youngster to use. But you know what? I have accumulated more since then. So I am thinking that this would be a good - and fun - way to take care of those bits and pieces.

I hope you will go over and read the Laughing Purple Goldfish blog - besides it being a great name you (and I) may just be able to get some ideas you/we might use.

And, what with the price of fuel and cost of living these days, it might be wise of each of us to utilize such methods as these for Christmas gifts and the like. Hmmm . . . the wheels are churning right now with ideas. ;)

In the meantime, as you visit her blog, drop her a note of sympathy. Her dear mother passed away Thursday and that is a sad time. Her Friday post is a tribute to her mother and beautifully written. She is celebrating her life.

I did that yesterday as I attended a memorial service for the son of friends. His mom is a coworker, his sister a former coworker and his dad swims with me each week. And, I used to ride motorcycle with him. Lots of people to keep in mind and prayers.


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