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tartanscarf2I was attempting to organize a while back when I realized (again) that I have a lot of yarn.  More than I’ll be able to knit up in the next 10 years, at least, and lots and lots of leftovers.  I realized I needed–needed!–some way to use these up so I can, of course, buy more without feeling guilty…and I realized weaving was the answer.

At the time, I didn’t actually know it was the answer, but it sounded good enough.  Once I got my lovely 15″ Schacht Cricket Loom from the Woolery, though?  All I can say is WOW!

Aside from being immensely enjoyable, weaving is also, indeed, the perfect way to use up yarn for which you may not be able to find a knitting project.

That being said…the scarf pictured here is made from newly purchased yarn.  (I will be sharing my scrappier pieces later.)  This plaid pattern was ridiculously easy to create, and it’s made from Lion Brand Heartland yarn…yes, it’s acrylic, but it’s also super-soft and made in the USA. And the colors are quite lovely.

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This is what my little loom looks like…at $189, it’s a great investment.  It comes with everything you need to get started, including two balls of Brown Sheep Company yarn!  (Ironically, I think I’m going to save these for a knitting project…hehe.)