Crochet Giveaway #4 - Tails - Closed



What do you do with all of your tails? I save my tails and use them as yarn markers.

This will be giveaway #4. I will be giving away 4 hats and 1 doily. The giveaway will run from today through
February 15, 2009. I will draw the winner on February 21, 2009. Everyone from any country is welcome to enter. As the winner, you are more than welcome to alter the hats in any way by removing the flowers and leaves.
  1. Comments are open to everyone. You do not need to be registered with blogger to participate.
  2. In the comment section you can leave a name, nickname or some way that I will be able to contact.
  3. I will also accept e-mail submissions. Please include GIVEAWAY #4 in the subject line.
  4. If you have previously won, I am going to ask that you wait 2 months to participate so everyone has a chance.

Comments

  1. If the tail is short, I use it as a marker or throw it into the burning trash. If it is longer, I let my cats play with it until it ends up under the couch.

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  2. I make little things for my kids to give away at school to their friends...This year I am doing squiggly worms....some of them end up being LOTS of different colors but the kids all LOVE THEM!

    georgeandkids@charter.net

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  3. Giveaway#4

    Kitten73148@yahoo.com

    Mary in Ky

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  4. give away #4.
    Nina H
    tmarie6525@aol.com
    good luck to all that enters

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  5. I have been collecting my tails to use for stuffing in projects that need stuffing.

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  6. Hi Teresa I save all my ends and put them in an empty tissue box. When I need a marker for a crochet project I take one out of the tissue box. This helps keep the floor clean and gives me easy access to the crochet ends.

    Brenda
    angelwingscrocheting

    Crochet Giveaway #4- Tails

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  7. I just save them because I don't like to toss usable stuff away, they will com in handy for something.thanks for the gift giving, that's nice.

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  8. Giveaway #4
    laushe6@aol.com
    Your work is very pretty.

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  9. I let my baby play with the longer pieces. I keep the majority of the pieces in the scrap bag. I soooo want the giveaway!
    adesholawb@gmail.com

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  10. what a great idea! I might just start saving my tails. lol

    Please enter me in this contest. :O) You can contact me at lauren@webeans.net

    Thanks!
    Lauren

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  11. I love all the hats, especially the black and maroon...those two colors look great together.

    giveaway #4

    gaprater@yahoo.com

    Gloria MA

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  12. "Crochet Giveaway #4 - Tails"
    wenie_ann@yahoo.com

    Thanks for all the wonderful patterns
    you have so generously shared. I save
    my tails and use them for stuffing
    small projects.

    Wenie

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  13. Hi Teresa,,, I really love the hats and of course the doily.. would love to win one once...so hope I am one of the lucky ones.. hugs...Nancy DeWitt..

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  14. I also save a few of them to use as stitch markers! I also use them to stuff tiny things - little hands or feet, etc. if I have a bunch.

    klholland59@yahoo.com

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  15. I think I'm leaving comments but it doesn't show. Guess it's brain gas time. LOL. My ends usually are so small they go into the trash. Or there is enough to roll up in a ball for the rainbow stash bin. I oh so love those hats. The white with the pink flower is oh so calling to me. But I'll first take them to a dear friend that is going thru chemo for breast cancer.
    Laura D.

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  16. I love your videos, have learned so much; first time entering your contests. Have also just started following your posts; I also save my tails to use as stitch markers, but my cat likes to grab them and run with them. Then I end up picking them up off the floor; she doesn't eat them, just runs and leaves them all over.

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  17. Giveway #4

    I like your website!!

    I NEVER win anything, so since I LOVE to crochet, I am crossing my fingers!

    Marsha in Michigan
    marshatinetti@sbcglobal.net

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  18. Here's my entry for giveaway #4. This is gonna be fun.

    Hdorsett1@woh.rr.com

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  20. I use my tails for stitch markers, if too short for anything else. Please enter me in your giveaway #4 - Thank you!

    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  21. all my "tails" land in file 13 aka the trash. Never thought to save them to use them as stuffing...now that is a good idea.
    Eunice
    oma_eunice@yahoo.com

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  22. GIVEAWAY #4
    tootallshorty@msn.com
    All the comments I have read are used or will be tried.

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  23. I haven't really thought about what to do with my tails. I usually just throw them away, as I usually don't have much left. If they're long enough you can use them for staking tomatoes or other plants, but since I don't garden, I don't use them for that. I have used snippets of yarn for stitch markers, though.

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  24. I have to throw all of mine away. I have a cat and a dog that LOOOOVVEE to eat anything resembling string.

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  25. I am assuming that you mean the leftover yarn that isn't tucked into the piece being worked on. What I call tails are the pieces that are left on my work when I snip the yarn. I tuck those tails into my work. What is left I either toss into the trash, or if it's long enough and of cotton origin, I save them and put them into a mesh bag and hang them for the birds to take for nest building. I usually have larger than a "tail" piece left and those smallish balls go into a bag for making scrap granny squares with, eventually.
    Norma

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  26. oiiii
    adoro seu blog
    as peças que você faz são lindas
    bjuxxx

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  27. You guys have such great ideas! I usually throw them away. I will have to rethink that.

    Please enter me in Giveaway #4!

    nicbeast@gmail.com

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  28. Giveaway #4
    I like to leave long tails and then weave the tail into the project in the event it ever needs repair then there is something to use for it.

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  29. I throw them away; I prefer using the Clover "safety pin" markers, easier than tying bows in pieces of yarn. "penny wise & pound foolish"

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  30. I use them for marking but my husband leaves long tails and I use them for marking page in the bible when people saw what I did they started go to him for yarn markers

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  31. I save my tails to use for stuffing, sometimes they are stitch and bookmarkers too.

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  32. I save all of my tails in a ziploc bag and use them whenever I have need. Sometimes I use them as markers. I also use them as tails on cat toys that I make. I use them to tie tags on gifts. I have often thought about tying them altogether an knitting or crocheting some type of multi-colored, multi-textured scarf or blanket....hmmmm, I would need a lot more tails :)

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  33. I love your blog and your videos.
    As far as the tails I save them for the spring and scatter them in the yard for the birds when making their nests.. they love them and it is neat to see pieces of my projects in their nests. Plus they are biodegradable in the yard if not all used.

    PS.. love all your projects in the give away.

    Thanks Tammy E.

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  34. I save my tails (the ones the cat doesn't steal) and actually use them to stuff small items. If they are wool I save them for the 'insides' of small felted items, saves using up all my wool batting & raw wool.

    Pattianne

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  35. I just found your blog, but I've learned to crochet through your You Tube videos and others!

    What a wonderful idea to have a giveaway!

    My tails used to be thrown away until I read that some put them outside for the birds in spring for nesting materials. I'm starting to do that. For longer pieces, I save them for scrap projects or amigurumi, since you don't need as much for one of those.

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  36. Giveaway # 4 Count me in on. Tails I put into my box for markers and if tehy are long tails saving for a scraf afghan.
    Thank You Teresa.
    Selene from GA.
    slimjleo1955@yahoo.com

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  37. I have 3 ziplock bags. I have a bag for the birds. One bag I shake tails and catnip together for toys I make, it uses less catnip and the smell lasts longer for the kitties.The last bag is my favorite and holds any tails that are long enough for a 4-5 year old ring and bracelet. I twist 3 colors together and tie knots in them. The day care center using them for arts and crafts, they glue foam or felt cut-outs on the joining knot. Thank you for the chance to enter your contest.
    Nan

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  38. oops! forgot to add my email.. auntie_Nan_2@yahoo.com
    Thanks again,
    Nan

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  39. Give away #4


    Hi Teresa what I do with my Tails that I cut off my crocheting projects .I collect the tails and use them for stuffing for Amigurumi or a stitch marker to keep my place while crocheting with a SC stitch pattern.

    Joan D
    angelwingscrocheting@yahoo.com

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  40. I have several jars and Vases that I place all the ends into. They help with making my odd shape jars have some color to them.

    Sara

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  41. Please enter me in the draw... :)

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  42. I'm going to start rolling them into balls and they make an afghan out of them, sort of line by line patchwork. :)

    princessj.king (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. I embarrassed to say I throw them away. That's one thing I don't collect. Great giveaway. Thanks Gayle

    zaicy1952@yahoo.com

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  44. Crochet Giveaway #4 - Tails
    Hi Theresa, this is my entry.
    About the tails, I save them and tie them later in order to crochet supercolored slippers, scarves, purses (they look great if you work them with many shades of a same color) or I do some collage with them (on paper, recycled cans etc).
    You can contact me at Crochet Partners group

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  45. I would love to have a chance to win, please put me in the hat. I've used the tails for markers when I crochet.

    patti.eder@yahoo.com

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  46. At the moment, since I am reasonably new to crochetting, I save my tails unless they are too short (I would then throw them away unless the kids find them first and take off with them to create/play with)
    rasita.biz@gmail.com

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  47. I give them to my daughter to play with (4 years old). She then gets the cat going with them

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  48. Hi Teresa, I use my tails as markers but I don't need many for that so the rest I am saving to put out for the birds. Lynn
    lalltop@woh.rr.com

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  49. I cut of my tails and give them to my cats or my beagle. My beagle likes to run around with them in his mouth , its ike a treat for him because he thinks he isn't supposed to have them lol.. I'll end up picking them up off of my carpet after they are covered in drool of course lol

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  50. Crochet Giveaway #4


    I save mine in a plastic bag along with my cross-stitch scraps. I later stuff all of them into clear glass ornaments to use at Christmas.

    taterpie@comcast.net

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  51. I hope I am still on time for give away #4... I just love your videos so much!

    -- dalis

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  52. These hats are pure adorableness! You are definitely a crochet master!!

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  53. I use them for my scrapbook or for arts and crafts projects for the kids I read to at a local school. We just used some for their Valentine's Day card yesterday!

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  54. I put my tails in a plastic bag and use them as either markers or I use them to stuff a pillow.

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  55. teresa, i made a funky jewellery tying together my long yarn markers. i used a lot of beads with it..it came out well

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  56. mindwarp56@hotmail.com
    Long tail are great for kids to learn to crochet.My boxers love a ball crochet out of tails also.
    Put me in for giveaway # 4...

    Thanks, Barb

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  57. Hallo Teresa

    can yoy please add the "search" machine for your blog. I am trying to find some crochet earrings and I cannot remember where I saw them :)

    Thanks a lot!

    by the way, very nice hats!! :)
    Giveaway#4
    katkag77@yahoo.gr

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  58. Lovely hats - tails - toss them - I do not really have a use for them!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

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  59. I love the giveaway gift #4, they are so nice, your work always awesome and inspiring me..
    Love them
    Giveaway #4

    cintane_aa@yahoo.co.id

    christinewijaya

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  60. i alway wanted to crochet. my grandmother was suppost to teach me years ago but she died from a clot in her lungs. so i never learned. i say your videos and i gave it a try. im making a blanket but struggling to make other stuff. i looked at the hats and i try to make it but im doing something right. im going to keep up the work and i will make granny proud. also you work is beautiful. so im here it goes giveaway# 4!
    email is tulalu111@yahoo.com
    my name is kayla

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  62. Hi,

    I use my tail for Markers, to sew eyes, to make small french knots.I make sure i use every bit of the tail or rather yan they are very precious and even a small piece comes in very handy.

    Give away Kal 4

    Seema

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  63. I would love to win your give away and donate some od them to our senior center. Thank you
    friend3951@verizon.net

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  64. I keep all my tails in a clear plastic pencil bag. I use them for many of the same uses already mentioned but I also use them to embroider small facial details on dolls, they also come in handy when I want just a small wisp of "hair" on the top of a baby doll or troll doll. They are also the perfect size for things like bows on fashion doll clothing and stitching on buttons for doll clothing. Once the yarn tails get too small for my to use (less than an inch), I leave a bundle of them in the crook of a tree in my back yard, the birds and squirrels use them to line their nests. Its very important that they are smaller pieces, otherwise they can be a hazard for the animals. Also, my friend who does a lot of latch hook projects, will sometimes rummage through my bag to find fill in pieces for her latest work of art.
    Crochet giveway #4 tails

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  65. Love your work. Crochet Giveaway #4 looks terrific! Thanks for all you do. I use the tails for markers, but I think I'll try some of these other ideas too!
    My email is barbh@insightbb.com

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  66. Deborah C. AndersonFebruary 20, 2009 at 6:36 AM

    After my cats are finished playng with them, I hang them in a tree for the birds to use in their nests. Sometimes the squirrels even snag them for thesir nests.

    BigMamaFromGa@aol.com

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  67. I use the tails for stitch markers. They are easy to use and there are always plenty of them laying around.

    Janet

    janet5775@yahoo.com

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  68. I keep tails in a plastic bag by my chair. when the bag gets full i use a sharp scissor, chop them into tiny pieces, then either scatter int he yard for the birds, or put them in a nylon stocking and run therough the dryer a few times to fluff them up for stuffing. it works well for toys etc.

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  69. Giveaway #4

    simchasjewels@hotmail.com

    I'm keeping the tails in a bag to put out for the birds this spring.

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  70. Giveaway #4 . Thank for hosting a giveaway. I save my tails for my daughter. She loves to make stuff with them.
    I'm also having a giveaway. Check out my blog. It ends tonight @ 11:59 EST. www.countryintheburbs.blogspot.com

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  71. in early spring is put them put ont hte fence so the birdes can use them for their nests

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  72. My tails end up in the trash ... like a few others, it never occurred to me to save them. If they are long enough and I'm making a baby sweater that may need buttons attached, I'll use it for the button. But 99% of the time, they end up in the garbage.

    warmfuzziesoflove@yahoo.com
    Amy B in OH

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  73. Giveaway #4
    Nancy Spiller
    Schererville, Indiana

    n.p.spiller@sbcglobal.net

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  74. Please put my name in the hat for the hats...you are so sweet to give things away! I love crocheting and giving things to people who don't crochet...hats especially! I use little tails to mark rounds when I crochet berets!

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  75. YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIVEAWAY.

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  76. Thanks so much for your giveaways! They bring joy and smiles? Cindy
    csbstar@yahoo.com
    Giveaway #4

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  77. Giveaway #4
    I want to know what is tail? I never heard of it before.

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  78. My daughter(6) normally wants them. She will glue them on paper and make cards or other projects that she comes up with. I also keep a ball of the longer ones that I tie together to make scrap blankies for the cats! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Tami Alwran
    talwran@yahoo.com

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  79. If the tails are short I use them for stuffing animals that I'm making. If they are quite a bit longer I tie them together to make a ball that will be crocheted into a blanket for the animal shelter.

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  80. Giveaway #4
    This is fun. Thanks for sharing.
    Mariana

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  81. #4 Giveaway I save my tails and put out for the birds when they make their nests in the spring. I save the stuff from the dryer and mix it in and we have had some really pretty nests. They seem to love it. nitaspenshop@satx.rr.com

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  82. Hello from Brazil Teresa,

    I think it's a good idea to save a few of them and use as stitch markers.

    And good luck to everyone.

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  83. #4 giveaway. i need to use my stored tails for a good cause!!! maybe stuffung a little toy.

    carmella

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