A couple of my goals for this year is to make a scrappy worsted weight blanket for my little sister and to use up my older stash yarn. All of this yarn happens to be older acrylic yarn that I have had for several years and used to learn on. I have decided how to do this over the next year.
Scrappy blanket: I will use this crochet pattern as the base idea for the scrap blanket. However, I will only hold double the worsted yarn – combining two different yarns and adding in another color when one runs out. As for the crochet stitch, I might use the clusters from the Granny Stripe blank or use my A to Z book of crochet stitches to find something relatively simple but pretty, since I am not much of a crocheter.
Rest of worsted stash: For whatever happens to be left of my worsted weight stash I have decided to use for hats and scarves/cowls to donate to homeless or women’s shelters. If anyone knows of a program already in place for such donations in Manhattan please let me know!