Posts Tagged using scraps of wool
It’s the 15th of the month again and time to talk about using scraps instead of throwing them away or storing them in forgotten corners.
I read on Facebook that a woman locally to me here in France is sending off parcels to Samos in Greece containing things for newborns. She asked if any knitters (or crocheters) could make small blankets.
I immediately thought of the leftover yarn I used for my large Attic24 Hydrangea Blanket – in the background above – which would be perfect for a miniature version.
Big enough to wrap a newborn in.
So that was my whole scrappy project this month but I thought I’d include a half size one too. Half size because it was really spare, long standing stash stuff rather than scraps I used. Although, the project could be made using scraps if you had some fairly big ones.
My lovely bath/shower cap had gone mouldy so on a trip to the beautiful city of Carcassonne the other day with a friend, I searched everywhere for a new one. Not a one could I find, not even a boring plain, thin plastic one. So, undeterred, I came home and made my own.
I used one of my large wire hoops (bought to house crochet mandalas or similar) to draw a circle on a layer of fabric and a layer of some water resistant fabric given to me years ago for lining wash bags or similar.
I unearthed the end of a roll of ready made binding and sewed it on around the circle.
Then used another odd piece to make a casing for the elastic.
I sewed the casing on two inches inside the diameter in order to achieve a bit of frou frou.
It has yet to be tested under the shower for water resistance but I’m quite pleased with it. (Sorry it was only half scrappy).
(p.s. I’ve not been overly visible on my own blog recently owing to upheavals in daily life – nothing bad unless you count probably moving from my beautiful big house in the foothills of the French Pyrenées with 2.5 acres, back to the U.K. where we’ll be lucky to get something with a garden big enough to swing one of our cats 🙀. Anyway, I have been reading everybody’s blogs even though I might have only had time to press ‘like’ now and then – just saying.)
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn (me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny and Kjerstin
Two more scrappy blocks to show you this month.
I’ve decided to make them – or at least nine of them – using scraps left over from making the F2F blocks so, each month I’ll make three 12 inch blocks for that month’s participant and, with the scraps, make a block for my eventual scrappy quilt. That’s the plan anyway.
Confused? Join the club.
I was ‘Miss June’ and chose neutrals for my F2F colour palette so this is the scrappy block I made after making my own three blocks (well, I’m still part way through the third one but you get my drift).
Sue, from Washington, is ‘Miss July’ and her colour choices were different shades of blue with white. Some of these scraps don’t appear in the blocks I made for her – the butterflies wouldn’t have been right for instance – but it’s predominantly blue and white so will serve as a reminder of the blocks I made for her.
I have loads of yarn scraps left over from my Little River Blanket – remnants ranging from 3g to 5g – and I’m wondering what to make with those. Anybody got any experience using up such things? I’d be grateful for any ideas. As I’m making another of these blankets, I’ll have another 48 so the possibilities are endless – aren’t they?
If you want to make use of your own scraps – can be anything, fabric, yarn, paper, whatever – just contact Kate or Gun who organise ScrapHappy Day on the 15th of every month and, if you have something, Kate will link to your blog, if not, nobody will mind.
Here’s a link to Kate’s post this month where you will see a link to the other participants.