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I saw this and thought I would pass it along for those who knit/crochet.

They made swatches to help remember the color families and which yarns they have used in projects.

 

@ALRATIBA

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Re: Mini Granny Square Swatches

That is adorable! I love a good swatch of anything.

 

It would be good to try colors together, too, if you wanted to do a project with coordinating or contrasting colors.

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Re: Mini Granny Square Swatches

That's a clever idea.  I don't remember my aunt having one of these - I'm sure she would have used it frequently.   

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Cute idea!   I'll keep that in mind.  It would make a perfect patchwork piece if all were sewn together ... or a baby afghan.

 

I just tape yarn samples and labels in a knitting "diary" my mother gave me years ago.  I used to use Ravelry - but left for various reasons.

 

 

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Great idea! For quilting, I have a small notebook with plastic protectors in it. I put in the quilt name, fabric collection used (with swatches), size, yardage needed, etc - everything is on an index card - that is what works for me.

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@lolakimono

 

While I don't knit or crochet, there is something just delicious about those tidy little squares of color.  

 

I do sew, but using mostly fleece, so not much color matching going on.

 

Many times I wish I had learned more about what it took to design fabric patterns as a career.  I can get lost looking at the colors/designs...and even color and textures of yarn. 

 

Yummy!

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Re: Mini Granny Square Swatches

@lolakimono

 

Great idea!

and I’d think that in yarns, one could find exact matches for”their” fashion colors or for me, I’d go with “Color Me Beautiful” swatches (If I can find them!)

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Re: Mini Granny Square Swatches

Wear it as a bracelet.

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White Metal Rim Key Tags (small pack, pre-strung)Reminds me of something on Pinterest, I think, where you got the  above  round tags ----and you paint the  different colors of nail polish , on them with the name of it  and the brand---then you can see what the color really is, --thought it was genius!! would also put the date you bought it on there too.