I am still riding the wave of accomplishment from finishing my scrappy DK Hibernation Throw last week. I was cleaning up the project bag it had been living in to put the needles and notions away and noticed how small the pile of scraps were at the bottom of the bag. When I started I had two gallon sized ziplock bags full of scraps and a CONE of undyed sock yarn. Now I’m left with two quart sized bags and one sandwich sized bag of scraps that don’t have a plan.
Now, full disclosures these are not all my scraps or mini skeins. I still have my mitred square memory blanket going. I “tossed the stash” so to speak and aired out that bag to make sure all my yarn was in good order. It’s safe to say I I have plenty to work with, lol.
I’m just the kind of knitter that gets a thrill from using up as much of every skein of yarn I possibly can. I like the idea of scrappy projects where I can remember all the cool things I made with the full skein. Its akin to checking completed items off a list for me.
I’m curious, are most knitters this way? Do you keep your scraps?
I do keep hold of my scraps, but I haven’t yet found a suitable use for them so the pile just keeps growing!
I do keep my scraps. The little little ones I save for the birds. If I prune one of my houseplants, I can’t bring myself around to discarding the stem. I’m really bad.
Yep, I do keep my scraps! I have a lot of 30 -40g-ish amounts leftover from socks, and I’m vaugely planning a faded/marled The Wanderer pullover, but I’m not sure I have quite enough yet! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-wanderer-pullover
The good news is I have a pretty consistent color scheme so I think that’s eventually possible lol
I keep my scraps and try to use as much of the yarn as I can! I also have a sock yarn blanket on the go, and I really liked the LOSY Hat for putting scraps to use
I do keep my scraps. There is a bin full of them in the stash! I see you have some Gnome Acres miniskeins – I loved her yarn:)
I keep my worsted and fingering scraps, because I can use those in scrap blankets. Everything else gets tossed when it is too small for a hat.
I have scraps all over the place. Right now is good time to do some cleaning and see what I have