Congratulations to Duane!
First off, let me say that June was spectacularly crazy for me, but things will be getting better after this week. So if you’ve won a giveaway and haven’t received your prize yet, or you’re wondering why I haven’t picked a winner in a while, please be patient and I promise I will get caught up very soon. Thanks! You all are the best!
One of the last things I did while I was still working at About Knitting was an article all about mini skeins. These little skeins of yarn include a small yardage but are rather irresistible because they often come in great colors or allow you the chance to sample a little yarn you might not be able to afford in larger quantity.
But the trouble with mini skeins is that you might end up wanting to buy a lot of them and not knowing quite what to do with them. They’re lovely as yarn art, of course, but wouldn’t it be better to use them?
That’s where the book Mini Skein Knits comes in (I reviewed it as part of the article linked above). The book has 25 patterns for accessories and home projects (as well as two lovely striped sweaters) that will help you use up leftover yarn or mini skeins (you can see the projects on Ravelry). It’s a fun and colorful book that’s sure to inspire you to use up your little bits, and I’m giving away a copy this week.
If you’d like a chance to win it, leave a comment on this post by the end of the day Sunday, July 10. I’d love to know if you buy mini skeins or if this is the first you have heard of them. If you do, do you use them?
Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!