My not buying anything half year ( or maybe a year ) is doing great. I also started some project to use up all odd balls inspired by un old VK. Basically it´s cast on 180 stitches and knit using up all your yarns, I´ve done 20 cm ( 8( inches ) and are going to do it for almost 2 meters/ yards and then I´m going to knit around the edges and felt it a little. I´ve also done these fingerless mittens the upper is from a ball of cashmere yarn then some green sock yarn and two rows of burgundy sock yarn. The picot edge is croched before the knitting so there are basically no leftovers from the green yarn.
For this one I used a shetlandic wool/alpacka/silk yarn and then some Rowan felted tweed, some cherry flavored koolaid colored yarn for the picots and some pink mohair for the lower edge. The threads need to be wowen in so there are no hole in the pink edge.