ScrapHappy September 2018

You may remember Sophie… which took up quite a bit of my time last year:

I bought new wool to make her, but there was rather a lot left over: perfect for a ScrapHappy project. So, with Mr Snail living away from home during the week (more on that in a future post) and him commenting that the flat he’s renting doesn’t entirely feel like home, I decided that a snuggly sofa blanket was needed. It’s not finished yet, but this is progress so far.

As well as the left-overs from Sophie there are a few balls from my stash. It’s all wool (with the exception of a tiny bit of silk in on blend) and almost all British; any that isn’t is old balls that I have no idea anymore of the origin. I’m planning to work on it until I have used up as much of the wool as possible and then edge it in the cream wool (Cambrian Mountains), of which I have quite a lot left on the cone I bought to make Sophie.

I think it will make Mr Snail’s flat feel a bit more like home and keep him warm on those cold winter nights… if I can just get it finished!

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate, who provides links to other (mostly sewing) ScrapHappy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month… do check them out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ooooh, lovely, excellent scrappiness and perfect to keep Mr SoH cosy while away from home. Love all those colours together too 🙂

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  2. I have become a born-again user upper of left over yarn since completing my seaside stash busting blanket Jan, no scrap is safe from my musings any more 🙂 I had bits left over from your gift and they are going into the ‘Winnie’s Wonderland’ Blanket that is being made in secret for a gift and it is most pleasurable to fit these larger odds and ends into another pattern. Your scrappy goodness (it’s so tonally perfect and really looks welcoming) will help get poor Mr Snail through his long weeks without your bonny self to snuggle up with I’m sure. Thank goodness for weekends!

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  3. Oh Mr. Snail will love it!

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  4. This is very pretty and sure to be lovely and warm for Mr Snail. I wondered about the pattern you have used it’s such an interesting shape.

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  5. I love this! The hexies and the colours are just perfect. Mr. T. is also away during the week and he has one of my quilts to make his rented flat feel more like home.

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  6. claire93

     /  September 15, 2018

    Mr Snail will be thrilled!

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  7. Oh, I really like this pattern! The solid colors, all mixed up! Great!

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  8. What a good idea! It looks lovely. I suppose starting with left over yarn from a special project meant you started with a colour palette and chose other yarns that looked nice with those. My ‘using up oddments’ tend to come out with no clear colour in mind!

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  9. I like all the colors. I’m sure they’ll be a comfort to see and snuggle up with during the week.

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  10. Joanne

     /  September 16, 2018

    Lovely use of ‘leftovers’ 😊

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  11. The perfect reminder of home! Love the colours!

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  12. Joanne S

     /  September 18, 2018

    I haven’t yet tried to quilt a hexie block; let alone crochet one. The clors are lovely and this will make an excellent toasty coverlet.

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