I get such satisfaction out of using every last bit of whatever I have. I think it has to do with my upbringing. My parents lived through the great depression and instilled in all of us the value of not wasting. We often heard “Waste not, want not,” and my favorite Mommy quote, “Take what you get and be glad you got it.” To this day, I finish everything on my plate. You already know I love using my scraps of paper, but I also love using scraps of yarn leftover from different knitting projects. And I can’t resist a sale.
So back around February, Michaels had a sale on Caron Cakes yarn, and I had a coupon (perfect storm.) I bought every color that appealed to me and made many Baby Surprise Jackets, just to see how the stripes would turn out. (Also because it’s such a fun knit!)
I think I made three of the light blue ones (The name of that color is Faerie Cake!) so that second one you see there was made with the leftovers of the first two. The orange yarn skein had some red in it, but I didn’t want red in the orange jacket, so I cut out that piece and set it aside. There was some yarn left over from the blue/gray jacket, too. Red, gray and blue look great together, but there was not enough to make another BSJ. What to do? What to do? Make a tiny One sweater! Looks like the back could use more blocking, but it’s cute, right? Waste not, want not! 🙂