Leftovers – 3KCBWDAY2

This post is part of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week: The Photography Challenge Day. Welcome if you are here for the first time.

I’m a big fan of knitting socks, but there is always the problem of what to do with those silly little leftovers. Here is a solution that I have found useful. I hope you will too.

Take a variety of leftovers:

Odd balls

Mix them up together:

Don't try this at home

Bake for a while until it looks done*:

Please don't put yarn in the oven

Perfect for a cold day.

One day this is going to be a scarf

If you want some more helpful instructions for this, try the Sock Yarn Blanket pattern by The Heathen Housewife.

*I wouldn’t recommend actually baking the yarn. Better to cook it more slowly using two pointy sticks and some mysterious waving of the hands. Works every time, and you usually don’t set the house on fire.







21 responses to “Leftovers – 3KCBWDAY2”

  1. Nicole J. avatar

    Cute idea! Love your little “disclaimer” at the end ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Karen avatar

    Great recipe! Your photos are wonderful:)

  3. Stitched Together avatar

    Great idea. I love your blanket cake.

  4. Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch avatar

    Coooor – that’s a lovely blanket! And a creative post too.

    I’ve had such fun with today’s post – you can see mine here http://www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk/2012/04/kcbw-day-2-photography-challenge-day.html

    Enjoy the rest of KCBW!

  5. Soesan avatar

    Hahahaha, I’m going to try that recipe! Do you think it would work with other patterns too ;-)? Nice post!

  6. Ana BC avatar

    I was wondering what would happen if the yarn actually webt into the “oven”…very cute post. It made me smile
    Ana BC

  7. Sam avatar

    you are very dedicated to mix up your yarn like that! ๐Ÿ˜› Good job ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Knitter avatar

      If you look closely, you’ll see that it is only the top layer that is mixed up. It is all untangled and rewound now.

  8. Jules avatar

    Oh, I admire sock yarn blankets – yours is lovely. Fun post!

  9. anji avatar

    Yarn cake! Delicious, and it’ll never spoil!

  10. Snowcatcher avatar

    That was AWESOME! Gives new meaning to the phrase, “Gotta go cook something up…” Very creative!

  11. Sophie-Lili avatar

    Weird, I always thought blankets were made by cooking yarn… Are you sure it’s better done by waving sticks around ?

  12. Spencer Diamond avatar

    AWESOME! That is the best thing ever! How to bake yarn!

  13. Jess - Knot By Gran'ma avatar

    This post is absolutely adorable. Love the mixers!

  14. Kepanie avatar

    That was very neat!

  15. mib avatar

    yarnlicious !!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Kell avatar

    I love the photo with the mixer. Clever idea!

  17. What a clevery idea. I love the mixer, too! avatar

    How clever. I especially like the mixer, too.

  18. Leslie avatar

    Yarn Cakes . . . Blanket Cakes .. . .Chocolate Cake . . .
    That’s a way to have your cake and eat it too.