Perhaps you have been thinking what would I do with mini skeins of sock weight yarn. After all they are only 25 yards a piece. That isn’t much yarn–certainly not enough for a pair of socks or a shawl.
But add them together with other sock scraps and you could knit a wild blanket.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mjm/leftovers You might want to check out the beekeepers quilt too. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt
Wouldn’t you love to curl up under a blanket like this. And either of these blanket make a perfect small project to carry along in your purse.Or you could use the mini skeins to add color to a plain jane sock that you are knitting. Above is the socks I am currently knitting using plant dyed yarns. The dark brown is walnut husks. The golden color is dried dahlia blossoms that my sister Peg sent me. The blue is from an indigo kit I bought at Ben Franklins. And I used 2 different greens – – one green is from Queen Anne’s Lace and the other from mint over mullein. The brilliant orange color in the skein is the marigold blossom yarn that I am going to wind a mini hank from. Isn’t that yarn dazzling. It is just a mixed marigold blossoms that I planted last year and I froze the flowers and dyed with them last January.
I made Howell the Owl from mini skeins also. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mjm/howell-the-owl-pocket-pal
I am sure you could come up with your own ideas too for the 13 mini skeins I am giving away. Just leave a comment by May 13 to enter the drawing.