ScrapHappy October 2019

I really had no excuse for not writing a ScrapHappy post last month other than not feeling like writing… I wasn’t as if I hadn’t done anything scrappy.  I just couldn’t rouse myself to blog.

However, my newly restored enthusiasm for writing ( actually, that’s a lie, I’m still finding it hard) means that this month you get to see something yarny made using scraps. I have lots of scrap sock yarn, partly because one 100g ball can make me three socks and since I only have two feet, I often have a third of a ball left over. I could use all this yarn to make multi-coloured socks,  but I have decided that it would be more fun to crochet with it. So, I’m making little squares (just five rounds each) and I’m planning to join them together with black yarn (I have some scrap black, but probably not enough) to give a sort of stained glass window effect. You’ll have to use your imagination, though, as currently all I have are these:


This is only the start

In addition, I continue to tie short lengths of scrap yarn together to make an ever-growing ball. When it is big enough, I will crochet it into a hat and that will be donated to charity, as I’ve done for a while now.


Not big enough to make anything yet, but getting there


I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of other folks often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan (me)Karen,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki and Sue

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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  1. I’m so glad you’ve gathered enough motivation to write again, your presence on WP has been missed. Love the idea of the stained glass rug – I know it’s all excess sock yarn but I hope some brighter colour will also make it into the mix. You know me… Lovely scrappy post 🙂

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  2. Now, Dr. Jan… Why aren’t you feeling like writing? Tis the season or what?


  3. Hmm. I seem to be getting quite a few lengths of scrap yarn left over from my crochet squares at the moment. Do you have a minimum length of scrap that you find useful or does it not matter how many knots go into the finished hat?


  4. I do love a scrappy blanket and they look less scrappy when joined with black. Going to eep someone very snug this winter.


  5. I like the idea of those colors glowing out of black edges–what you have so far makes me think of an Amish quilt!


  6. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling like writing. Hope you’re enjoying other things in life. Great scrappiness.


  7. Hope the writing gets easier with time – great to see your scrap happy projects – and blimey, you really don’t waste a thing!


  8. dezertsuz

     /  October 16, 2019

    Certainly two good purposes for your scraps of yarn. I always wondered what people would do with the rest of the sock yarn!


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