Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scraps, Beware

In a comment on a previous post, Lori asked how many pairs of socks I've knit this fall. By my calculations, I'd say about 15 pair. This scrappy pair will be number 16.

When I begin the scrap yarn socks, I find at least 1.5 ounces of yarn. Then I roll the yarn into two balls, using a postal scale to make sure they are close to being equal.

With scissors, I snip a corner off of a zip sandwich bag and then feed the yarn through the hole. This keeps the yarn clean and eliminates tangling in my knitting bag.

As I knit, I work on both socks, which keeps me motivated.

My scrap sock yarn bag has enough in it to make one more pair, so I guess Wool Winder is right that "No scrap of yarn is safe in my house."


  1. Maybe this is a hard question: how long does it take to you knit them? I love your socks!

  2. I like that you use up all of your scrap yarn. And I love your scrappy socks.

  3. Oh,no. Will you HAVE to shop for more yarn?

  4. that is you do not throw your scraps and save it for beautiful socks?What a great idea!!!

  5. think how many warm toes that makes! And I think they could be needed RIGHT NOW!!


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