A bit more scrappy

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’m happy to report that the parcel of unloved yarn arrived today.


a mixed bag of fine yarn

Some of it is very fine, and clearly intended for weaving, but that is no obstacle. I immediately set aside the sock I was knitting for Mr Snail (it’s summer, he doesn’t need new sock right now, right?)


temporarily abandoned sock

and wound some of the yarn into multi-coloured cakes of two or three strands:


cake, anyone?

But I couldn’t leave it there, and had to test it out by making a square for the scrappy blanket:


behold, a square!

I think I’m going to be able to create a fine big blanket now and still maintain the basic colour scheme:


looks like it belongs, doesn’t it?

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  1. Poor sockless Mr Snail! 😉 But the blanket looks lovely!

  2. Wow! Those cakes look so good – I’m tempted to get a cake maker – I do love a gadget. The blanket is looking splendid – I’m still so amazed at what you have made of those unloved squares and yarn I sent you. ❤

    • The wool winder was given to me by a friend a few years ago – it had been languishing in her loft for a couple of decades and she was glad to be rid of it. I posted a request to my friends on Facebook and my wish was granted! Sometimes, you just have to ask 🙂

  3. Yes – it’s looking like a very good match! You are clever 🙂

  4. Useful AND beautiful is always the best outcome. Perhaps the yarn should be redefined, from unloved to fit for purpose, now that you’ve added Snail Magic!

    • Absolutely! This yarn had been offered for use several times with no takers, but actually winding it into mixed colours is very simple and I had all those yarn cakes made whilst watching the TV for less than an hour.

  5. Laurie Graves

     /  June 25, 2017


  6. Wow. I’m liking this blanket.

  7. The blanket is looking fabulous! I love the idea of winding two or three fine strands into cakes. I’m going to do that with a couple of my lace-weight odds and ends!

    • Yes, it works well and means yarn gets used up that might otherwise get ignored. It’s also nice to combine colours and end up with something a bit different.

  8. These are my favourite type of cakes!

  9. It does! I also love the introduction of green.


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