Around this time of year, a lot of people finish up a project they have been working on all summer long. No, I'm not talking about knitting at all, though I suppose you could call a garden a work-in-progress! Some of the coolest gardeners I know are canning, bottling, and jar-ing their way to a winter full of lovely, yummy treats from their gardens. It's a waste-not, want-not harvest story. With a little left over, (or in some cases, a lot left over), these folks can have an extra meal, an extra snack, or a little treat to remind them that while the summertime is over, the benefits of all that hard work didn't get wasted.
[caption id="attachment_691" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Scrappy Bloom Dress, by knitter Shelley Kaskey (WaldorfMama)"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_693" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Fish Hat by knitter WhatLadder on Ravelry"][/caption]
You can view yarn the same way, you know! Sometimes, when finishing a project, you have a few yards, a little ball, or even half of the cake left over. Sure, you can cut them up as stuffing for a knitted toy, or just toss them, but why not save them in a little jar or basket until you have enough to start pairing colors together for scrappy projects? As you can see in the pictures throughout this post, some really great scrappy knitting is being done -- are you ready to jump in?