Friday 7 June 2024

Little Pearls Of Colour

I find it so hard to get rid of leftover yarn, no matter how small a quantity I have. After finishing a project I put the remaining yarn to one side, just in case I can use it in the future. Considering all the scrappy projects I've made recently from ten or twenty gram mini skeins which I've had in various advent calendars or swaps, some of these leftovers can work out to weigh less than a gram.

I've recently gone through all these tiny scraps and kept anything weighing more than six grams. I figured these could be used in a future project. Above you can see all the leftovers weighing less than six grams. The box is quite deep. 

There's some really pretty yarn so I'm loathe to just throw it away. I thought I might start a new, very, scrappy blanket with it. Obviously, it would be easier to knot all these little pearls of colour together and make a large magic knot ball to work from, however, I don't trust the knots so I foresee a lot of sewing in of ends.

The big question is what kind of blanket to make. I think a crochet blanket would work best with such small scraps but what type? One large granny square attaching new yarn as each one is used up, smaller granny squares crocheted together, or something else? What would you do? I'm on a mission to use up all my leftovers.

11 comments:

  1. So pretty, how about a small scrappy blanket like you made before for a pram.

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  2. Such pretty colours. I'm sure you'll come up with something.

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  3. You could try the anthology throw that I'm doing? You'd get lots of little circles that could be cool looking but that's a lot of ends to weave in.

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  4. Not being any good at crochet I really don't know what would be best, but I'm sure others will give you advice/suggestions.

    Whatever kind of blanket you make it's going to be lovely and colourful.

    All the best Jan

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  5. I love making the Coziest Memory (knit) blankets. I use up every little bit. Some squares have four colors. Yes ---- ends, but I weave in as I go. So there is only a tiny bit to "sew in".

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  6. My scrap box is not as big as yours, I found Tunisian crochet on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tunisian+crochet, and used small amounts of yarn, it's simple and easy to to do.

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  7. I'm sure using up your small balls of yarn you'll come up with something pretty. I like CK's suggestion of a small blanket.

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  8. Indeed, they look like little pearls of color.
    I'm sure you'll turn them into wonderful projects!

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  9. I also find it hard to get rid of scraps of yarn from old projects. I know as soon as I do there will be some new project that I could have used it on. Good idea to put a limit on the lowest weight amount to keep. I will try to do that myself.

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  10. So difficult to decide on what to do with small balls of yarn, I looked up ideas and came across Crafty Jenabug worth a watch.

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  11. What a lovely stash of yarn you have there. Love all the pretty colors! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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