Vickie Howell Shares Ways to Keep Knitting in This Economycomments (7) April 20th, 2009
If you've been trying to back away from your local yarn shop for fear of blowing your budget on your next project, head on over to Vickie Howell's latest list of ways to keep on knitting in this economy. She has great suggestions about remaking old projects that didn't come out as you planned, ways to continue to support pattern designers without going over your budget, and how to consider your yarn purchases so you get the most bang for your buck. Thanks Vickie, for a great compilation of ideas!
I have a few more suggestions you can also try. First, if you want to take Vickie's suggestion of unravelling thift-store sweaters for their yarn, check out the step-by-step photos in Lee Meredith's awesome tutorial. And second, try to combine yarn in your stash with something new. For example, if you have three balls of a boring DK weight in a color that doesn't excite you (such as white), buy one or two colors of similar yarn to mix in and make the old yarn fun again. This is what I have been doing lately; that way, I can use up my stash while still being excited about the project—and I don't break the bank.
How about you? Share your money-saving craft tips in the comments.