A show of hands, please. Who has scraps of yarn like these in their stash?
Over on our Ravelry group, Patricia asked a great question, one that I know many of you have blogged about before. She wondered how people organize their stash -- all of it: yarn, roving, needles, stitch markers, scissors, etc. It got me thinking about all the bits and pieces of left-over yarn that I've stuffed in amongst my cakes and skeins. Pulling them all out, I came up with the collection above, small perhaps in comparison to some of yours, but a decent amount that I've decided should be knitted up into someting bright and cheerful.
I've been wanting to cast on a new project (cardigan, dress, shawl), but I couldn't quite get myself to settle on a pattern yesterday. So, inspired by my collection of scraps, I got out my US10 needles, cast on 170 stitches, and began my very own scrap blanket. This on-going WIP will be knit in garter stitch, and it couldn't be easier or simpler.
My scraps run from fingering weight to chunky so it'll be interesting to watch this blanket develop and as I plan to just randomly pick among the scraps, I'm calling this project The Wonder Blanket.
If anyone wants to join me, I'll be adding this to the Ravelry group's KAL. No timeline -- just knitting together!