These things are easy and quick to crank out, especially in heavy worsted/bulky yarn! Along with the heavy gray, I added a crazy ball comprised of my bits of leftover lace weight handspun that I couldn’t part with.
Since the instant gratification of knitting up a crazy ball hat in a day, I’ve been on a roll! Yesterday I made this:
Yesterday evening I started in on a blue crazy ball and tonight I finished this:
I’m going through these crazy balls pretty fast! They’re super fun to knit, and hats are the perfect project for showing off their funky stripes. I’m also quickly gaining space in my yarn stash boxes, which always feels good.
Here’s a pic of my first three crazy ball hats:
With my Hitchhiker scarf done, I’m itching to start another quick-ish project. So I’m casting on a Duotone Cowl in Silky Wool and Tosh DK.
My yarn storage boxes are really exploding with yarn, so I’d like to do a lot of stash-busting projects in the near future. I’m thinking charity hats and another big batch of bears! What do you knit to use up lots of random leftover yarns?
Sorry for the blah night photos! This ended up about 5″ wide and 70″ long. The fringe is only about 2″, because I cut it too short while knitting. Ha!
It’s pretty much perfect- long enough to wear different ways, wide enough to cover my neck and chin but not bulky. Just what I wanted.
This was actually a fun knit, in spite of the long rows. It was great for movie knitting, and I could maybe do another in the future…
It’s been four or so days since I casted on for the Mini Mania scarf. This is what I’ve got so far:
It’s over an inch, but not yet two inches wide. The knitting is slowed down by 1) stopping to admire it and 2) choosing the next color.
I’m only doing two rows of each color, so the color changes happen often. I’m basically trying to do light/dark/light, but the results aren’t always what I expect. I love it, though!