As promised, here is my current scrappy project- a pillowcase. In winter, I find that my pillowcase can feel rather cold, which I just chalked up to being me and didn’t really think too much of it. Then I ended up sleeping on my poncho once and loved it. So I started a small scrappy project which I will sew onto a pillowcase so that in winter I can sleep on wool rather than cotton and feel better about life in general. (Disclaimer: this one is actually destined to a friend, I get the second one…)
So I’ve finally made it wide enough, and so can concentrate on going up (I think another 5 rows should do it, but we’ll have to wait and see)
(I also actually prefer going sideways on this thing so I think I’m going to add another row and turn it around so what is currently the right side on this picture becomes the top to add more rows onto.)
I also promised a look at the bag of scraps I have on Friday.
I’m trying a system of 1 in 1 out, so everytime I add a new ball into the mix I knit until another ball gets used up. The problem with that is that I’m using up the small balls without really making any progress. So I’ve also decided that knitting random squares at off times from the larger ends is completely fine (Some of you may realise that the big ball by itself is from my fish socks, which does indeed mean that I have finished them. Photos on Friday 😉 )
Who here does scrappy projects? How do you manage to keep the number of ball ends under control??? Any tips to share? Do you go for approximate number of squares, or number of balls or some other system? Or jsut not worry about it and if you run out you knit some other things?