ScrapHappy August 2021

This month’s ScrapHappy happened because I was feeling lazy. I completed the waves blanket with the Colinette yarn one evening and simply couldn’t be bothered to go and seek out a new project. The blanket was supposed to have a fringe, but I didn’t want one and therefore had some yarn left over. So, using this yarn and the same hook I embarked on something I didn’t need a pattern for… a woolly hat (another perfect summer project!). And to maximise scrap use, I added a pompom, because there was still a bit of yarn left over when the hat was finished.

Simple and quick, but entirely scrappy; plus it prevented that particular yarn even getting to the scrap stash.

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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 folk s often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan (me), Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2 , Bear, Carol, Noreen, Preeti and Edith

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. It’s a lovely yarn, and your rug looks super cuddly. I love how your scrappy yarn didn’t even make it into the stash. 👍🏽

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  2. So bright and jaunty! I, too, love how your scrappy yarn didn’t make it to the scrap stash.

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  3. It’s always nice to use yarns already picked out to go together before they get separated! Good move. Nice hat.

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  4. Love this, and the pompom is the perfect topper.

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  5. I have quite a stash of Colinette yarn – would you like some Jan?

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  6. Lovely blanket and hat – I love that your dog colour co-ordinates with them too!

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  7. I love that the blanket and hat perfectly complement your dog. That is a wonderful dog walking hat.

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  8. Going Batty in Wales

     /  August 15, 2021

    Love the blanket – I saw it when I came over but didn’t realise it was new. The best tim to make winter woollies is in summer so they are ready when the weather turns chilly – which won’t be long!

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  9. Lovely colours. I’ve just finished a cardigan (well, almost it needs sewing up 😱) and I have three balls of merino yarn left so you have inspired me to quickly use them up in a scarf or hat for autumn.

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  10. I’ve not come across yarn with texture like that – I shall have to look out for some. Thank you.

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  11. Gorgeous blanket, and clever and pretty hat. Such a good plan to divert the yarn straight into something new – I find the minute I put something down it becomes much harder to pick it up and do something with it! Miss Daisy looks as if she’d like to adopt that blanket for herself…

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    • Miss Daisy is very fond of a blanket, at least to sit on, she gets overheated underneath them.

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      • Some dogs just know instinctively when they are showing to best advantage. Mouse’s favourite blankie is a yellow and red minky ‘leopard print’ remnant, super colourful and soft. Draping his shiny black self over that is quite the effect!

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  12. claire93

     /  August 15, 2021

    in my opinion, a hat is much better use of leftovers than a fringe on a blanket ^^

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  13. Summer is the best time to make a touque! If you wait till your ears are cold, then you have to hunt up the materials, or there isn’t enough of it, or you have used some for a different project…I am thinking of starting some mittens, as soon as I finish the t-shirt which isn’t looking likely to be done this summer…sigh.

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  14. best time to finish a touque so it’s ready when your ears get cold.

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  15. Love the colors in your blanket!

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  16. Looks like both the blanket and the hat have been given the “seal of approval” …

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