Scrap Happy Socks – March 2021

Scrap Yarn

After multiple bouts of sock-knitting, various small balls of sock yarn are left over – “scraps” too pretty to throw out, but too small for anything but baby socks (of which I have knit many)…

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Mother-in-law’s socks

…so using the free Ravelry pattern “Squircle”, which suggests using leftover yarn for these socks, Rose and I began to knit.  This first bit is from my mother-in-law’s Christmas Socks…

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Spumoni

…next we spliced in the leftover spumoni sock yarn (husband’s birthday socks)…

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Granddaughter’s Christmas Socks

…continuing with leftover yarn from my granddaughter’s Christmas socks.

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gulp

Rose did seem to be knitting herself into the sock, but she said it was easier to knit from the inside where it was easier to deal with multiple splice ends…and by definition there is always an open end (aka escape hatch).

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Decrease

It did get very cosy and snug when she started to decrease at the toe…

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Graft

…and was a little awkward grafting the last few stitches….

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crawl

…but Rose emerged successfully…

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Finished!

The scrappy socks are complete and even sort of match since we knitted them at the same time, (two pairs of needles!).

They will be sent to a relative (who doesn’t mind oddball clothing), in time for his 29th birthday!

ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th! If you like the idea and want to join the group, contact Kate or Gun through their blogs (links below).

Here are the links for other ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group: 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Socks – March 2021

  1. I love using those little “nibbles” of yarn to make scrappy blankies for the animal shelter, and the larger ones to make “usefuls” for the homeless shelter.

  2. Oh, this is a marvelous looking pair of socks. I trust relative, aged 29, will be pleased. Rose, you’ve outdone yourself.

  3. Your scrap socks are delightful and as always the adventures of your Woodens brings a smile. Thanks so much

    • Rose appreciates all the kind compliments on these scrappy socks. I wondered if they would just end up a bit too strange, but quite like the end result. There was rather a lot of yarn-splicing though, not our very favourite activity!

  4. I love that pattern, but have somehow not thought of using it as Rose has, which is BRILLIANT!
    (I have knitted from the inside… definitely helpful in a situation such as this)

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