My Epic Scrap Ball of Love is getting really out of hand

January 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Posted in projects, yarn stash | 5 Comments
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I’ve had a little project for a long time where I save every little scrap of yarn I come across and tie them all into a big ball.  Then, when the ball gets large enough, I make an epic scrap blanket.  I’ve done this once, and I’ve been saving up a second ball for a while now.  And, people, it’s time to start another blanket, because this yarn ball is massive!  Can you palm a basketball?  Well, my yarn isn’t the size of a basketball, but I find it difficult to pick up the ball with one hand. 

holding on 

The problem is that I already have three other blankets that I’m working on, two knit and one crochet.  Wait, is that a problem?  I’m not sure.  I might just go ahead and start this blanket, too.  I think I’ll go for a crochet ripple.

my previous scrap blanket:

 crochet afghan

And my lovely yarn ball.  How I love it!

hugging my yarn



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  1. OMG, this is another “I loooove this idea.” Scrap yarn ball blanket. Totally awesome!

  2. shall we make a tea cozy for coleridge?

  3. That’s a really neat idea–do you use just a regular knot to tie the scraps together? Do you weave in the ends on the blanket or just let them hang out? I really like your finished scrap blanket!

  4. Yeah, I don’t do any fancy knots or splicing or anything, or weaving in ends. I would lose patience with that pretty quickly. Plus I think it’s kinda fun to have lots of ends sticking out like fur.

  5. I did that when I first learned to knit when I was about 10 or 11, my grandma and my mum gave me all there scraps and I made an enormous blanket, I still have it some 15 years later, somewhere at least. My Mum thinks I should throw it out but I just can’t bare to part with it. Maybe it’s time for a new one.

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