A great idea for leftover yarn is to crochet a dog bed. All you need is two circles, big enough for your dog, sew them together and then stuff them with stuffing, or an old pillow, or old clothing you were thinking of donating.
If you don’t know how to crochet a flat circle, this lady will teach you.
And then you just make your bed whatever size you want. Count your rows and make a second circle the same size.
They don’t have to match, in fact, it’s fun if they don’t, then you can flip it over depending on the colors or look you want. Maybe one side fall colors and the other side spring colors.
I’ve been in Japan for the past two weeks and if you want to read about it you can go to my travel blog www.travelwithcj.com but I wanted to show you some wonderfully beautiful yarn I picked up in a little knitting store in Nara, Japan. I made these pretty little mits.
I knitted them all day long at the Grand Sumo Tournament here in Japan. It was opening day and I can’t imagine a better way to spend your last day in Japan than knitting with yarn you purchased here in Japan and watching Sumo.
Made this beautiful cape for my friend Craig Wedren in July 2010 and it looks amazing on him. He recently wore it to Sundance and I heard it got a lot of compliments. Nothing makes me happier than someone I love wearing something I knitted.
I love knitting when I travel. I love buying yarns in different countries and cities and knitting up small items, like hats and fingerless gloves on my trips. I feel like you can put the energy of the place where you are knitting into each item. Here I am knitting at the Czech Ossuary. It’s a church that is decorated with the bones of up to 70,000 people who died in the great plague. Creepy and cool and awesome.
I did a little knitting in Prague Castle.
Then hit the local Kavarna for some beer and more knitting.