I’m always on the lookout for inventive ways to use my scraps. They multiply like bunnies. Luckily, crafting with scrap yarn is fun and gratifying – almost like getting something for nothing! I’ve been pretty busy with job hunting after returning to the states last month, but I’ve managed to snatch a mental health hour or two to play with my yarn.
Cute little ornaments don’t take too much time and are such a festive addition – not only to the tree, but also for package tie on’s, or as little gifts to slip in your Holiday cards. Wasn’t it last year that a commentor described how her Mom, the knitter, would present her tips to her waitresses/waiters in little handmade mittens and socks?! Such an inspired idea. These mini mittens are a free pattern by Pink-Argyle that I managed to knit up with one colorful little mini skein.
I’ve made loads of the alpaca mini socks - a free pattern on the Crystal Elite website. They work up so quickly – and at about 3″ x 3″ in sock yarn, you have a bit of room to slip in some cute little goodies!
To avoid complete burial in sock yarn, I twisted up some of those scraps into bright and shiny little skeins to hang from my evergreen wreath. I thought the result was even better than a boring ol’ ribbon bow.
Finally, I wanted to share this cool little idea sent to me by a clever knitting pal. It’s one of those clear acryllic refillable ornaments filled with a squishy little skein. I love it, and laughed right out loud when I saw it, thinking to myself: In case of knitting emergency, break glass!
It’s the season, Crafty Friends! Take a little time for sittin’ and knittin’.