I’ve been working on a small-ish striped blanket whose stripes are devouring my stash of yarn scraps. In there so far are my first dyed handspun, the cuffs of a frogged sweater, and the remnants from stripey legwarmers. It’s going to be fairly narrow, so I might try knitting or crocheting a border just to add width. All of the yarns are natural fiber and somewhere in the yellow-green-blue-gray family, but they represent a range of lusters.
The devilish thing about scrap-busting projects is that I end up supplementing scraps with new materials. This pretty much defeats the purpose, but at least at project’s end I’m left with a new set of scrap skein colors to stare at. This time it was sale skeins from Webs. THE Webs…the ones that are so badass they own the rights to http://www.yarn.com. Heidelblogknits showed me the ropes a couple weeks ago. I’m the person who heads straight to the back of any store to check out the sale bins, and at Webs, the sale bins fill an entire warehouse. I was in heaven.
This is my inspiration board for scrap-busting projects. Beautiful and/or useful items…no chotchkies. Do you have any to add?