A Little Scrap of Heaven


I finished knitting a hat out of left over sock yarns.  Yep.  Done.  The very best part of this hat is that my son loves it.  The ravelry notes of my scrap happy hat are here.  I used about five different sock yarns and alternated every four rows.  I just guessed at how much I would need.  I do have some of the colors left over (still).  So I casted on another hat but it will be have more stripes, more colors.


I do not know about you, but I save everything, even if it is only one yard.  You just never ever know when you will need some yarn somewhere for something.  Since I am in a hat making mood I might go for a third hat.  I timed myself burying all the threads for this hat and it only took a 1/2 hour!  Why oh why does burying threads feel like a lifetime?

I have finished wrapping ALL the gifts.  I am ready for the gift giving part of the holiday.  Still have not made a complete grocery shopping list for Christmas eve.  It is just the four of us so it should be easy, right?

Oh and I need to make some more cookies!  Cookies are a necessity of life :)

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  1. Yes, yes, yes...I save all my little bits of yarn and now, thanks to you, I know exactly why! Your hat is wonderful and I will be casting one on for here! Congratulations Karen.

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  2. Cookies are definitely a necessity not a luxury. Weaving in ends does seem like such an arduous task. I am amazed though that it goes so quickly. Love the hat. I recently sent my sock scraps to a friend. I too save every bit and bob.

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  3. I love love this hat. I am going to check it out on Ravelry. The color combination is awesome!

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  4. Cookies are the BEST ....I love your sock yarn hat...great idea. May have to copy it

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  5. great hat! i love the stripes and colors. i am a saver too karen, can't even throw the teeniest pieces away. i do share those with the birds in spring, they love them for nesting.
    i'm coming along with gift buying, and knitting, and uh oh, i forgot about christmas eve dinner!

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  6. Glad the weaving in of ends didn't actually take too long - even if it may have felt like it! The hat looks great :)

    I'm the same as you, I save all sorts of little scraps. Just in case. Not needed any yet, but I know I'll be glad of them if I do!

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  7. Oh that is the part I can't stand the most--burying threads. When I made my first granny square blanket I thought I was going to lose my mind!! But the end product is always so satisfying. Love the hat!
    xo

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  8. I am so with you on being ready for the giving part of the holiday. I got the gifts, they are wrapped and under the tree.... Come on Christmas! Haha! The hat is wonderful. I am using sock yarn for my current project, and loving it.

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  9. This is the time of the holiday that is for me the most fun--the family, the giving, the food!!! Enjoy it all!!!
    (and should you need teeny bit of leftovers...you know where to call...I'm a hoarder, too!)

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  10. that is the coolest hat! my husband wants me to make him the same one! just in black - that's just him... i have already bought the wool and it's a worsted weight, but i'm still going to have a look at your notes. i may have to make a hat of leftover sock yarn (i save it all too) for myself! it's soooo cute! well done mama!

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  11. Such a beautiful hat - no wonder your boy loved it. On the count down here, but I keep finding things to do. xx

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  12. LOVE this hat! And love the sock yarn you used to make it.

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  13. Can you come over to my house? I'm not even finished *making* everything, let alone wrapping it all! xo

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