If you’re like most people who knit or crochet, you probably have odd skeins and bits of leftover yarns to deal with after completing a project. It’s not too hard to find a project to use up the leftover whole or even half skeins, but what do you do with the smaller bits and pieces? Personally, I can’t bear to throw them away, so I save them to work into other projects.
Following is a list of of the common projects I incorporate my scraps into, although this is by no means a complete list of the possibilities.
- Motifs for gift blankets or other items
- Magic balls
- Donation (schools, senior citizen centers, etc)
- Water bottle cozies
There is some controversy over whether to use cotton or acrylic yarn for some of these projects, which I will go into in more depth in a future blog entry. The point is, that even though you may not have enough yarn to complete a single largish project, using coordinating colors in a pleasing way can turn your scraps into something beautiful, useful or both.