I have a basket I keep some of the left yarn pieces in. All different colors, types, weights, pieces wound into balls, left over skeins, you name it it is probably in there (I have a ceramic planter for the thread). It's a collection from my mom, both grandmothers and some of mine. As the basket gets empty I pull out another tote (plastic storage box) and add to it. I have totes in all sizes with yarn in it from shoe box size to 30+ gallon size. I've only made two yarn purchases in the last couple of years and that was a charcoal gray to put the squares together and finish the edges. The other purchase was for an afghan for a birthday present. I started a new pattern and didn't have the same type of yarn so I started it with Red Heart yarn to see how it would turn out. It turned into a nice circular piece for my pub top. I'll show you them another post.
For now I want to show you how I've been using up some of pieces in the basket. I've been crocheting Granny Square Afghans with the scraps. I use three strands at a time and trying to stay with a color combination of light, main color 1 and main color 2. For example my light is with a white, tan, off white; main color 1 is in the pink and red color family; and main color 2 is in the green family.
Here is a couple of little afghans I did. I've already given this pink and red one away for a little girl's birthday. The blue one is waiting for the next birthday to come around.
Izzy tends to think that anything I make is for her. She always want to stake her claim on it. It doesn't matter the size or what it is out of. She has taken a square or two and tried to hide them in her bed.
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