Not content with having started one blanket (as in this post) I seem to have found myself working up a second one. This all hapened by accident really as I had intended to make a hot water bottle cover using all the small odds and ends of yarn I had lying around, but I soon realised I had a lot more wool than I thought and decided to start blanket number 2 instead.
I started by gathering up all the tiny balls of wool from my stash and then knotted them together and wound them up into this giant yarn ball, which looked like something of a work of art in itself. Of course I could have attached the pieces together as I crocheted but it would have meant needing to keep stopping and starting whereas I prefered the thought of being able to keep on crocheting.
So this is where I've got to so far.
I usually like everything to be uniform and organised in my projects so I struggle to make anything that's 'random'. Working in this way has really allowed me to make something completely random as all the pieces of yarn are different lengths and I've used far more colours than I usually would use in one piece. Having made my giant yarn ball to work from also helped the randomness as I couldn't chose what colour was coming next.
Of course all the ends still need to be sewn in, and as it happens I'm not going to have enough scraps to finish the blanket just yet so I'm putting out an appeal to fellow knitters to see if I can gather more unwanted wool scraps. Otherwise the blanket can lay in waiting for whenever I have a small piece of yarn left over. The blanket may therefore take me some time to finish but in the meantime it has been keeping my lap nice and warm while I've been adding rows to it - essential now the evenings are turning chilly and I'm refusing to have the heating on until at least October.