Belated Scrap Happy March 2020

I vowed to do a Scrap happy post every month this year, but ran out of time yesterday, so, with apologies for my tardiness, here’s my March Scrap Happiness…

Last month everyone very kindly deemed my new crochet project qualified as a Scrap Happy, so here’s my progress…

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I did the front first in case I have to get really scrappy at the end. The sleeve now measures what the pattern says it should, but I’ll need to make it longer for my arms, so some maths in the offing.

My other bit of scrappiness has involved recycling wine corks, which I confused you all about when I mentioned them before.

After months, nay years of procrastinating, I finally I finally spent a couple of hours arranging (and rearranging), then getting my design passed by LH, painting my Lidl £4 canvas and sticking the corks to it….

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It then just needed hanging on the wall.

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If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Scrapish Happy- Feb 2020 – Is my New Project a Scrap Happy Project?

I’m not sure this qualifies as a *Scrap Happy post, but I was going to tell you about it today, so I’m filing it under Scrapish Happy.

Not so long ago I told you about my disaster when attempting to crochet the Granny Rocks sweater. In short I discovered a skein I thought was 4ply turned out to be DK.

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Keen not to start buying new yarn and working this year with what I have, I tucked it all away.

I had also not been happy with the gaps between the clusters and Lynn pointed out that this was probably because I was using 4ply for a DK pattern. I protested that it was a thick 4ply – as thick as some DKs, but I did cast my eye on the DK in my stash wondering if I had enough of that to use instead. I didn’t think I had until I remembered my DYC grey that I put in tea cosy and mitt kits. That gave me this line up…

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But when I started crocheting I discovered my grey DK is a thicker DK than the others.

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However I was now determined to crochet the sweater, so I decided to use a dark blue I didn’t have enough of and alternate it with a dark green I didn’t have enough of either. (Although I’m not entirely sure together they’ll be enough – but hey let’s live dangerously.)

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Does this qualify as a Scrap Happy project? The red is left over from my K6 sweater– that I still haven’t shown you finished. The pink, pale green and dark blue were from a failed project I failed to buy enough yarn for, but I have already used some of this yarn elsewhere;  project 1, project 2. The odd ball of dark green I was gifted.

So nothing was bought new. The yarns were all used in different projects, apart from the dark green – which may have been left over from another project – I don’t know. So what do you think? Is this a Scrap Happy or not?

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Until next time,

Bekki x