Note: I wrote this blog back in November. I knew that I had a lot of scrappy bits of wool that I doesn’t have enough of for normal projects and I thought planning projects while I was actually awake was a good idea.
So my husband’s dream (or dearest desperate wish) is that I find a way of using up some of that scrap wool I have stored upstairs. I’ve also got a lots of bits of scrap wool left from the squares that need using up. So I really need to look at some ways of using these up in super easy projects that I can fit around bubs.
Inspiration Job 1: I’ve had a variation of this one sat around for a while. But I think this one would be much more appropriate than the Dark Mark for a blanket for bubs. Because it will be made with a variation of wool it will be something for when bubs is a bit older – which works well with my knitting timescales for these projects!
The chart is from a crochet designer called Happy Hooker. I figures just swapping this for Stocking stitch rather that crochet should be the plan. I’ve ordered some 1m long 5mm circular needles – so hopefully this should be a project that should come together relatively quickly.
Inspiration Job 2: Buzzfeed is a dangerous place… I spotted this article from Buzzfeed with project ideas for left over yarn.
This project idea caught my attention as I already have the balls from another project from last year. When I’ve finished putting them together I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in what will be bub’s room over the day bed. We’re going to be using it as a guest bed/changing table so hopefully it will act like a mobile for bubs to get distracted by while I’m attempting to change smelly nappies!
Months ago I tried a test ball of wool for this one. So I know the theory and method works. I think this would be an awesome decoration for the nursery – especially with all the colours. When I’ve done them all I plan on using the remaining of my spray glitter to glitterfy the balls 🙂