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What do you do with your swatches?
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Jul 20, 2013 02:04:43   #
dorfor (a regular here)
 
A nice idea, might even knit some to use
http://www.thesweatshopoflove.com/blog/2013/07/18/knitted-swatch-wall-art/
 
Jul 20, 2013 02:06:58   #
missmolly (a regular here)
 
Great idea! :thumbup:
Jul 20, 2013 02:20:11   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
They look fantastic! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Jul 20, 2013 02:22:08   #
Dreamweaver
 
How cool is that.... and I have so many of those little hoops... I might even start making swatches!!!!! Come to think of it, I have a slew of red and green plastic ones that are small and I could make Christmas ornaments out of them... great for the stitching group that gets together once a month....
Jul 20, 2013 02:40:52   #
dorfor (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
How cool is that.... and I have so many of those little hoops... I might even start making swatches!!!!! Come to think of it, I have a slew of red and green plastic ones that are small and I could make Christmas ornaments out of them... great for the stitching group that gets together once a month....


Great idea - hadn't thought of that. The grandkids would love them on the tree. Have some 'sparkly' yarn sonwhere!
Jul 20, 2013 03:17:13   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Hey, looks like you have started something! Will look out for some tiny ones and maybe make Xmas tree decorations?
 
Jul 21, 2013 06:55:10   #
Gerslay
 
Fabulous idea!

I've seen it done with quilting materials but never with knitting swatches.

:)
Jul 21, 2013 08:01:30   #
mama879 (a regular here)
 
Oh boy! I see some cute Christmas gifts coming out of this. If I had a craft room I would be doing these for my walls to. But I do not think DH would like these in our living room. Thank you for sharing. Great idea.
Jul 21, 2013 08:40:58   #
Susan from NJ
 
If anyone is interested in donating your swatches, I send mine to a woman who sews them together for afghans for the Lakota Native Americans in SD. She prefers 6" x 6" and not too open a look as these afghans are aesthetic but also need to be warm. She can make anything work.

Please PM me if anyone is interested.
Jul 21, 2013 08:54:15   #
jeannietta (a regular here)
 
Love that.
Jul 21, 2013 10:02:09   #
Pmullenix
 
Love this idea. I've made lapghans and doll blankets from mine but I have to try this one.
 
Jul 21, 2013 15:32:56   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
I LOVE that idea! Thanks so much for posting. I usually just undo my swatches, but will have to make some of these up for my "knitting nook"... wouldn't they look great hanging on the wall.

Thanks for sharing!
Jul 21, 2013 17:06:22   #
MaryE-B
 
That is a clever use of swatches!
I kept swatches when I first began knitting, but now I just unravel them and use them in whatever item I swatched. If I ever have pretty lace swatches that have been blocked, I will definitely consider using them as a decoration. It is really a good idea!
Jul 21, 2013 18:15:06   #
raindancer (a regular here)
 
What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Jul 22, 2013 20:20:10   #
owenseamus
 
I love these. For those of us who like to knit baby stuff, why not think about a crib mobile. a car mirror decoration that one can see through.... these sound great for alot of different designs and colors.
I guess I am going to start making swatches. Maybe that is why I can't get a dishcloth to come out the size it is suppose to be. Ha!
 
          
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