As I have mentioned before, I love buying sock yarn. Especially self striping sock yarn. I usually buy it with the intention of actually using it for socks, but sometimes the yarn just doesn't want to be socks! I have two nice baskets full of sock yarn. So I decided to start using it for a couple of projects that I love.
A Sock Yarn ScarfI've seen plenty of shawls made from scrap sock yarn, but decided for myself I would just make a scarf by creating a tube of scraps. I'll just seam the ends flat and put a nice fringe or edging of some sort and call it good.
A Sock Yarn BlanketI have seen this blanket on Pinterest, Ravelry, all over the internet really. At first I thought that it sounded crazy! Then, when you realize that the pattern is a simple memorization, there's no joining seams, and that I didn't have to impose any deadlines on myself to finish it, it seemed like the perfect project.
This time of year I spend a lot of time at baseball practice fields/games and both of these projects are great for throwing in my bag and working on while on the go.