You get it. I’m a yarn junkie. But admit it: So are you, or you wouldn’t be reading this 🙂 So you know I’m addicted to these little bits and scraps of yarn that some people call leftovers, yes? I keep piling them up in a vase, where I can see them every day and they keep calling to me. Take me! Knit me! Be creative NOW! Some days it’s almost unbearable, that noise they make!
Well. This time I had to give in, so I sorted through this lovely bowl of yarn to get to the smallest bits out for my next projects.
They are so darn addictive!! I was planning to make only one mobile with six balloons but I got hooked (again!) and made two full sets. And can you guess? My bowl of leftovers doesn’t look any less crowded… (For tutorials on shaping these balloons see here)
Here is what my work bench looks like when I go scrap-crazy… If I wouldn’t have other projects to knit for my little ones I could have gone on forever…
I ran out of fiberfill in the middle of this frenzy, though and as the next load was still trapped in some post van along the way I was finally able to write down was had been on my mind for a while: a scrap-happy elephant! This one is so much fun, it will definitely be my next addiction. (sigh) PATTERN IN TESTING NOW
Edit: Scrappyphant pattern Available in English and German on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy and DaWanda now!
I want this toy to be a cool mini-scrappy-vore that makes people happy just by looking at it and even more so while knitting it! It is currently being thoroughly tested by my lovely test knitters and they are having loads of fun and ideas for it! You can be looking forward to yet another pattern that will be fun to make, eating your scraps and supporting the WWF 100%! (More patterns supporting the WWF are Knit a whale and Patty the Penguin)
It will come in two sizes, this one and a smaller version that will be happy to relieve you of the tiniest balls of scraps that you are hoarding!
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