I started this project about two years ago cause I realised that I had a bunch of smaller scraps that I just get myself to toss, and seeing as I rarely makes any plushies, using the scraps as stuffing wouldn't do me any good. Now you could argue that I would have a ton by the time I actually had something to stuff, but still, some of these scraps were big enough to get a few rounds on a knitted object! If only I had the determination and patience, I could have made a bunch of colorfull, striped garments by now!
But no, I decided to make something different, something I've seen around on other blogs I follow: a scrap blanket!
Seeing as my scraps weren't THAT big since I could save those for actual projects...I couldn't make something as awesome as this:
Instead I started this...
This picture was taken one and a half year ago. It's crochet and the scraps are pretty small...though, the ones you see here are actually bigger than the ones I'm saving right now. I got a rule to save any scraps 10cm (4 inches) or longer as long as they're not big enough for actual project...or any weird kind of thickness, and I slowly work them into my blanket. It measures about 2 meters (6 feet 5 inches) in lenght and over the two years of working on it, it has grown to 51cm (20 inches) in width! The plan was to make it a bed spread, but lately I've been thinking of keeping it as a blanket in my crafting chair.
I am using a 3,5mm crochet hook for those of you whom might be wondering. Yes it's small, but when I usually work with this thickness in yarn, it was the best option. Thicker yarn I usually just toss, smaller ones I crochet with double thread as long as it's long enough or I got two sepperate and similar strands.
Took these pictures of the blanket earlier. Sorry for them not being the best, but my phone was running low on battery so I couldn't use flash.
I was thinking og getting this blanket to 2,5meter (8 feet 2 inches), so if I keep it up like this, the blanket will be done in 10 years. Yeah... That's a long time!