What do you do with your yarn scraps? Are you the type to throw away the left overs? Are you more of a perfect planner for which there is never any left overs save the metre of yarn you planned for? Or, like me are you a 'let's just roll that in a ball and tuck it away for another project" kinda person? If you are the last one in that list, read on. (If you are the first one - are you crazy? throw away yarn? If you are the second one...I have yet to meet that person...)
There is such a knitting project called "the memory keeper blanket". It is the loveliest of lovely projects in that while it is scooping up the tidbits of precious projects past, it is also creating a new scrapblanket full of life and new colour.
The idea behind this blanket, if you haven't already guessed is to join square by square and mitre away with all the left overs of projects you have made for loved ones in the past. There is no rhyme or reason to the colour pattern and you certainly can not buy new yarn to add and match. I believe that is the beauty of it! A friend and I are both following the instructions originally posted by Tikki. Patterns With Personality. Explained beautifully and easy to follow any beginner looking to up their knitty game will enjoy.
It may bother some that this project never really has an ending, in that as long as you are an active knitter the scraps will follow. But the comfort lies in the fact that the "one day" project is here, a safe cushy place for your beautiful yarns with stories to rest.
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