I used to knit all the time, and made four (five?) sweaters while I was pregnant with Zack, as beads had been introduced but not fully embraced at that point in time. Now, my impressive yarn stash is languishing, and only comes out to play when I have to be the passenger on long car trips.
(Patagonia Nature Cotton, made by Araucania Yarns, btw).
My idea is to knit these random blocks of color, using up a good chunk of my stash, and randomly sew them together like a quilt. My friend Jen now has an Etsy store and makes, among other things, very cool felted quilts with recycled sweaters. I take my inspiration from her and from the book "100 Afghan Squares to Knit" -- a VERY cool book that has been languishing (like my yarn) on my bookshelf for far too long.
I just realized that Debbie Abrahams has ANOTHER book out... "100 MORE Afghan Squares to Knit".
Looks like it's time for another road trip.