Once upon a time I had a thin beanie hat that was perfect to keep in my pocket for when my ears got to cold or it started raining and I wasn’t wearing a hat. Sometime last autumn I managed to lose my beloved hat, so I rummaged through my collection of yarn left over from other projects.
There was plenty of yarn left over from this little sweater, so I used that…
Out dog walking one day my friend admired my handy hat and I offered to knit her one. ‘What colour would you like?’ I asked. She said something with some purple in it would be good. I wasn’t sure I had any purple leftover yarn – I wasn’t sure I had ever knitted/crocheted anything purple. But it turned out that many years ago I had knitted a pair of socks from some purple variegated yarn. (Sorry no picture). I just about had enough to knit a hat without ribbing and had a tiny bit of purple scrap – I think donated to me by my mother-in-law – to do the ribbing…Meantime hubby has stolen the first hat I knitted, so I’m back off to the scrap box.
If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in. Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera
Until next time,