My favourite kinds of projects, no matter the medium, are ones made from scraps. I just love saving perfectly good materials from the landfill, and creating something useful (and maybe sometimes beautiful) from them. (Ok, I also love making truly hideous things from scraps, obviously.)
So whenever I finish a yarn project and I have more than a tiny bit of yarn leftover, I keep it. Then every so often, I feel overcome by a need to make something up on the fly, and I turn to the pile of scraps.
This time around, I got it in my head to crochet a trapezoidal shawl.
Eventually, though, the yarns told me they didn’t want to be a stupid trapezoid, they wanted to be a half-circle. As it happens, I’ve had crocheted circles on the brain for a totally different project (more on that in a couple of months), so maybe it was that. Or maybe yarn really does speak, and it’s our job to just shut up and listen.
I’d never ordinarily seek to put all these colours and varieties of yarn together in a project, which is another reason I love making things from scraps – the constraint of only using what I have on hand forces me to see possibilities I’d otherwise overlook.
I’m excited to see where this project goes! It won’t be much longer before I’ll be deciding which colour will go last, and whether I should put an edging on it.
What do you think I should do?