I keep a small laundry basket filled with my scrap yarn. I finish a project, wind my leftovers into a cake or ball and toss them into the basket. It’s great when I just need a bit of yard to do this or that or when one of my boys just has to do some “yarning.”
One of my more recent scrap basket projects was pot holders. One of my sixth graders is in F.A.C.S. this term (for those who don’t have kids in school, F.A.C.S. is the new name for home ec. class) and his teacher had sent home a request for pot holders for the class. I thought it was the perfect excuse to procrastinate on housework and do some crocheting. While happily crocheting and watching one of my favorite anime, my other sixth grader brings me a small ball of yarn and wants me to make him something. What he wants he doesn’t know, just something.
So with a challenge set before me, I found the Playing Card Case pattern from Suzie’s Stuff. I can’t say I actually used the pattern because really all I did was look at the picture.
The first one was the camo one and since I only had a bit of yarn to work with, it looks a bit different. Of course once the first one was done everyone just had to have one. The laundry is piled up, the dishes are not done and dinner was burned, but at least now everyone is ready to play cards. If only they could agree on the game.