In addition to knitting yarns I have a stash of yarn primarily for weaving projects. I'm looking at these now to see if any can be used in knitting projects. Here is a small baby blanket that I crocheted in double crochet with a simple added edging. The yarn is a cotton/acetate blend and the label says the color is "Sweet Corn." The yarn is a thin core of yellow with little twists in white thread. Because the fiber is so thin, I used 5 strands to make the equivalent of DK weight yarn.
Still lots left of this yarn! Maybe it's time to offer some of the weaving yarn stash to other crafters.
I've started another baby blanket to use up some of my cotton yarn stash. This is a favorite afghan pattern that I've used many times over the years. It's from Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I like that the pattern mimics the popular crocheted zigzag afghan pattern, but -- since it's knitted -- it uses up a lot less yarn than the crocheted version.
The white yarn is Sugar 'n Cream and the multi-color is Peaches & Creme (color is Fiesta). The pattern knits up fast as there are only 2 rows to make the pattern.
My sister did some destashing this week & I took everything off her hands. Most of the yarn will be donated to the monthly charity knitting group. Like me, she had some really old stuff in her stash, including some grey nylon macrame cord. I mixed it with some nylon string that I had on hand and crocheted this small doormat. I seem to be attracting others who are destashing & they seem to see me as the repository for their castoffs.