Our car journeys have reduced considerably over the past months. To be honest we hardly consider using the car at all. Mr Nuvofelt has become a ‘home bird’ which means I’m rarely driven, but when I am – it’s a good opportunity for in-car crochet.
The opportunity arose the other day. My hook and yarn were ready but in our haste to meet a deadline I left everything behind! It won’t happen again! I have a plan …
I’m determined that 2022 will be the year I more than break the back of my yarn scraps.
Let’s just say that I have a superfluity of balls! It’s relatively easy to use most of scraps like this. All of these will make the centre of a granny square, some are long enough for the second round and a few big enough for both.
Now I could tie them all together to make a scrappy blanket like before
Spin your Granny was a good use too, but …
… this time I also want to tackle those neutral yarns – from white and cream through to silver and light beige.
(And even use the ones with ‘flecky bits’.)
So I came up with a plan.
Yes. I’m making scrap balls of yarn, but each coloured length is separated from the next by a longer length of neutral. These will also be a very good reason to use some of my least favourite yarn which is something I’ve been avoiding.
Now it’s MY blanket – so I can set the rules
- Two round centre of a single colour
- Coloured yarn length anywhere between roughly 50cm and 1.5m
- Vary ‘2’ above according to impulse
- Neutral yarn approx 3m minimum.
- Vary ‘4’ according to impulse.
- Break any rules as you see fit
- Enjoy. If it becomes a chore put it away until the inspiration returns.
However, as this is intended only as ‘in car’ crochet I doubt boredom of any description will set in.
If you would like to make your own ball of scrap yarn there’s a good video here.
One day I’ll make another video, but no time at present.
So, yesterday we went out in the car and …
So far so good! It’s safely tucked up waiting for our next outing – with crochet hook and scissors!
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5 thoughts on “Balls, balls and more balls!”
Great idea! I have tons of small bits of skeins – I am definitely going to start joining them all together!!
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Excellent. Let me see it won’t you. xx
What a great idea. I have a few really big balls of scraps that I am keeping for ‘the right time’ – not sure when that will be but it saves having a heap of little bits rolling around and getting tangled up in a bag somewhere at the bottom of a drawer !!
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I’m really getting bogged down with all the scrappy bits of neutrals. White, off white, not quite white, white that’s almost creaM – you get the idea. It will all be a surprise next time we go for a drive 🤣🤣 xox
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