« WowToyz Classic Train Set – Diesel Engine with Tankers A2S Survival Gear Paracord 30pcs Emergency Kit First Aid Kit & Emergency Food finding Fishing Gear Compass Emergency Whistle Fire Starter set Survival Knife & more (Army Green, Large) » 3 thoughts on “Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn” 188 of 188 people found the following review helpful More about the “how” rather than the “what”, September 7, 2005 By Joanna Daneman (USA) – This review is from: Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn (Paperback) If you are looking for a treasury of patterns for your oddiments of yarn, this may not be the book for you. However, this reasonably priced volume has the “how” of oddball knitting, including calculating how much yarn you have, weights, lengths to finish a row, how to combine colors and most importantly, how to safely store your stash of yarn. The patterns include a stunning shawl, scarves, hats, purses, socks and an Amish-inspired afghan. There are 31 patterns in all, but the main use of this book is to know HOW to combine yarns to make something out of nearly nothing. If you are bothered by those golf-ball sized bits of sock yarn after making a pair of socks, or want to use a single ball of novelty yarn that was so tempting you bought just ONE, this is for you. But this book demands you use YOUR creativity, so don’t look for designs here, just seeds for design ideas. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 99 of 102 people found the following review helpful Not totally unique — but still helpful for the stash-stumped, September 15, 2005 By Kristin Dreyer Kramer (NightsAndWeekends.com) – This review is from: Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn (Paperback) For knitters looking to clear the stash out from under the bed (to make room for-let’s be honest here-more yarn), Barbara Albright has written Odd Ball Knitting. In this book, Albright provides a plethora of tips and patterns for knitters looking to do a little stash-busting. From small patterns that use just a little bit of yarn (like finger puppets or scarves or sachets) to larger projects that use different kinds of yarn to create one unique piece (like a colorful striped poncho or shawl), Albright provides plenty of solutions for stashes of every size and color palette. While many of the projects are pretty standard-projects that you can find on the pages other knitting books and magazines-Albright does something that no one else has done. She puts them together in one stash-focused book to aid the stash-stumped. She also throws in tips for storing yarn, stash-busting, and even for figuring out just how much yarn is left on a partially-used ball. The chart provided in the back of the book also allows you to choose projects based on what you’ve got stored behind your sofa. If your home is under siege by yarn balls of various colors and sizes and you don’t feel like flipping through your collection of books and magazines to search for just the right pattern, Odd Ball Knitting will get you started on the road to stash-free living. Or at least it’ll help you clear up some room for the next clearance sale at your local yarn shop. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 52 of 52 people found the following review helpful great book–but don’t buy it for the patterns!, November 28, 2005 By M. Thacher (Western Massachusetts) – This review is from: Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn (Paperback) I got this book out from the library and liked it so much I’m buying it–even though I’ve sworn off buying knitting books. It has great tips for getting rid of all those half-balls, quarter-balls, 3-4 yards of your very, very favorite yarn ever. As well as hints for preventing and dealing with moth infestations, storing yarn, and fantastic technical details about figuring out how much yarn you need for a project. It has some nifty patterns, but you can find all sorts of stuff on-line for free. The real value of this book is helping get your creative juices flowing. Note that, since it’s for people with lots of leftover yarn, it’s written for *experienced* knitters, not beginners! It’s published in paperback, which helps keep the cost down. If you’ve got more than one giant box of leftover or neglected yarn, this book is for you (as well as anything by Kaffe Fassett). Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.