Leftover yarn is quite a plague for me, as I have tons of small balls of wool that cannot be used for big projects. I like making headbands with them, but there’s only so many you can make and really use. This is why I loved this idea from Martha Stewart’s daily email: wool wrapped bangles. All you have to do is wrap your leftover yarn in a plastic bangle, say, and that’s it, you’ll have a different and texturized bracelet. I specially like the idea of using different colours to make striped bangles.
One advantage of these wool-covered bangles over metal/wood/plastic ones is the noise (lack of it, actually). I love noisy earrings and bracelets, but I can’t deal with clatter like this when I’m working on a computer, for example.