Scrap Happy May

At the start of lockdown I looked at what materials I had and discovered a box of very small balls of knitting yarn. In some cases I had more than one ball of the same and some were bigger than others but none were big enough for even a small project on their own. So I started making granny squares using multiple colours in each. I tried various small patterns just to see how they came out. Then I started to join them together adding extra rounds or just rows to get them to fit. Thankfully I have been dealing with the ends as I go. As you can see I still have some squares to attach and the box is not empty yet so I will go on adding more. I have no idea what size it will end up but at least those scraps are now being used up and turned into something useful!

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Contact Kate or Gun via their blogs using the links below. .

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L (me!), Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith

20 thoughts on “Scrap Happy May

  1. DawnGillDesigns May 15, 2021 / 11:27 am

    that’s a really lovely throw. I’m quite looking forward to when I’ll have gathered enough leftovers to use in something similar!

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 15, 2021 / 2:07 pm

      I am sure they are breeding! I have made all those squares and thrown the very short ends after threading in – several large clumps – and still there are more to use!

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  2. tialys May 15, 2021 / 11:45 am

    The blanket is looking lovely. Good idea to sew the ends in as you go along otherwise it’s a nightmare at the end and puts you off the whole thing. Same with the joining together. Even if you already have lots of blankets, and throws, and quilts, it’s better than having lots of mini balls of wool going begging – or that’s my excuse/theory anyway when I embark on yet another one,

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 15, 2021 / 2:08 pm

      I really don’t need any more blankets either but even though this one is random I quite like it!

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  3. claire93 May 15, 2021 / 12:13 pm

    that’s a lovely blanket in progress. I like how each square is different, and how you’ve got some stripey squares in there too.

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 15, 2021 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you! It has been fun to do and I quite like the result.

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  4. Laurie Graves May 15, 2021 / 1:02 pm

    Amazing how something that lovely (and warm!) can be made from scraps. Wonderful! And while each square is different, they all go together. Surely there is a message here. 😉

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 15, 2021 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Laurie. I think the randomness actually makes it work! I do try not to put clashing colours together but with a few neutrals in between they are fine.

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 16, 2021 / 9:32 am

      Thank you. Taking the photo I looked at it differently and it triggered some memories so anothe rpost in the making!

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  5. katechiconi May 15, 2021 / 9:40 pm

    What a gorgeous colourful piece of eye-candy. So much better in this form than in little balls and oddments of unused yarn.

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 16, 2021 / 9:35 am

      Thank you Kate. As I have just replied to Cathy I am beginning to understand why I like these multicoloured things so much. Another post to write!

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  6. onesmallstitch May 16, 2021 / 7:10 pm

    love the random , unique squares and the bright, cheerful colours are enough to warm the heart and body. I can imagine cuddling up by the fire on a stormy night. Wonderful use of scraps.

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 17, 2021 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you!

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  7. tidalscribe.com May 19, 2021 / 7:00 am

    I love the bright colours and different patterns – very wise to deal with the ends as you go – that’s the downside of multi colour projects.

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    • Going Batty in Wales May 20, 2021 / 9:34 am

      I hate threading ends in so if I don’t do it as I go along the finished piece gets put in a drawer ‘to be tidied up later’ and ‘later’ is a long time coming!

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