And another (scrappy) thing

I can’t resist sharing this latest scrappy creation – a third twiddlemuff, this time made from a piece of abandoned crochet.

Ages ago, my friend Danielle gave me a piece of crochet she’d been working on, but which had gone rather wonky along the edges. Originally, I was going to frog it and use the yarn for some charity knitting or crochet, but I was reluctant to pull it apart when the only issue was the edges. Having finished my last twiddlemuff, it dawned on me that this lovely bright, stripy creation would be an ideal outer and that all I needed to do was stitch it into a tube to hide the edges and then make an inner layer.

Tucked away with in the same place, I found a crochet heart that I’d made when I was experimenting with a pattern and that came out too big for the project I was working on at the time, but was perfect for a little pocket now. So, a bit of blanket stitch, some crochet embellishment, a few more buttons from my box, a bit of unwanted ribbon and a piece of cord, some more scrappy yarn either donated or left over from old projects, and Danielle’s abandoned colourful stripes are transformed into another twiddlemuff:

That’s my last one for the time being, but I’m really pleased to have made use of some more “scrap”.

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  1. Well done! I have just commented on another blog post about working on someone else’s half finished projects – must be a theme for the day! What good use of what you were gifted!

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  2. Good grief, you’re unstoppable with the scraptimisation! This one is lovely and colourful, and how satisfying to have made use of the potential going to waste in a drawer. In the best tradition of ScrapHappiness 🙂

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    • It was so satisfying to make this one – and so quick because it was already half done. Now I’m back to joining squares for the optical illusion blanket, having taken a chunk of it apart once because I wasn’t happy with the join I had chosen. It looks fine now, but it was a bit depressing to be going backwards rather than forwards and the twiddlemuffs were a real tonic.

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      • Yes, sometimes it’s hard to regard stuff like that as a learning opportunity instead of a setback! A quick twiddle, and you’re back on track 🙂

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  3. This is lovely, the colours are amazing, love it. A superdooper twidlemuff.

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  4. Patricia Collins

     /  April 13, 2019

    Bringing joy to so many people – thank you.

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  5. That’s a beauty! Scrappiness = happiness! Your last post inspired me to make a Twiddlemuff (or maybe more than one) from my scraps of textured wool. So next Scrap Happy time I will be joining in.

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  6. What fun to rework a project into something wonderful. I’ve never heard of a twiddlemuff, but I love the idea. We used something similar, but not nearly as glam, when my son was young called fidgets. They helped him focus in school. Your colors are lovely. What luck to inherit an UFO and then turn it into this.

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