Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Micro Crochet Squares

When you finish a bobbin lace project the chances are high that you will have a lot of bobbins that still have yarn left on them. 

Micro crochet squares and cuff link for scale

Not enough to actually use for another bobbin lace project but it felt wasteful to just throw the leftovers out. So I saved them for some crafty thing.

yarn scraps and mini crochet squares

I decided to try teeny little crochet squares with the scraps. 

mini crochet squares

It's a fun little project because you can get one square done in no time at all. Just the perfect endless project for in-between big projects or when you don't really have time to be crafting but your soul needs a little bit to get you through the week. 

yarn scrap granny squares

Why is there a cuff link in the first picture? It's just there for scale. 

Yarn scrap squares

I don't know what I'll do with them yet. The possibilities are endless.

Perhaps little bobby pin decorations, earrings or a Christmas garland...tell me, what would you do with them?