Friday, August 7, 2015

Using up my yarn scraps.



I thought I'd change theme today and show you a crochet project that I finished last week. If you're a crafter, I'm sure you're familiar with the dilemma of having lots of leftover scraps that you I can't bear to part with. In this case, I had loads of scraps of cotton blend yarn. By scraps I mean a couple of full balls, several half balls and lots of little bits and pieces. Not really enough to make anything in just one colour. I've been decluttering, and I looked at all those leftover bits of yarn and I just couldn't bear to get rid of them.........so I decided to use them up. I started crocheting them into simple treble crochet stripes - no pattern. I just randomly picked colours from my stash in a combination of rows that I thought was pretty. After a couple weeks of crochet at my kids' sport training, I'd used up all my scraps and my blanket was big enough. I did, however have to call in to the local yarn shop to buy just one more ball of the blue yarn I used for the border.......and of course, now I've got about a third of that ball left over!! But I'm really pleased with his little lap blanket. I've used up some of my stash and I've gained a lovely little piece for my family to use. It's actually the perfect size for me to cart around to the boy's basketball matches/training sessions. My craft room is still looking chaotic, but there's one less bag of yarn stuffed into the cupboard. Now I just need to get around to using up all my other leftover supplies!! I do have sooooo much trouble parting with craft supplies. I'm sure I'm not the only creative one out there with this dilemma. 





Thanks for visiting,

Anita. xo

4 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful way of using up your scraps! Love the colours too...Cheers, Jan x

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    1. Thanks so much Jan, I've recently come across your blog and I'm enjoying reading through your past posts......so much so that I've added you to my sidebar of regular reads. I appreciate you taking the time to say hi. Hope you're having a good week. A. xo

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  2. Just beautiful! I agree with Jan, the colours are really classic and will always be stylish.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. It's interesting to me that these were all yarns from different projects and yet they all tie in together so well. Says something about one's taste in colours, that they all work together - perhaps it just means I'm predictable! I'm happy with how it's turned out, and happy to have used up some yarn scraps. Thanks for stopping by. A. xo

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