More knitting to use up some left over wool

I have been trying to get rid of some of the numerous left over balls of wool that I have stashed in boxes.  I am slowly diminishing the pile but there is still a way to go.  I think I will need to make a crocheted rug with the small bits of wool that I have. I would like to do one with hexagons rather than squares and I have seen some lovely examples on Pinterest.

Petals to Picots give instructions for joining the hexagons as you go.

Meet Me at Mikes shows you how to crochet a hexagon in ten minutes.

My difficulty would be that I would need to buy wool for the last round of the hexagon and the joining.  I guess I would be getting rid of scraps and I would only buy enough wool to make the rug.

In the meantime I have made a  hot water bottle cover.I also made a crocheted chevron rug for my son but will put that in another post after I have blocked the rug.


Wasn’t sure what title to give this post.

My younger daughter found a knitting pattern that she thought would be good for using up my many left over bits of wool. The pattern is very quick and simple to make.  I was going to title the post “Thong Socks” but then thought of the meanings of the word “thong”.The thong the knitting pattern refers to is the type of open shoe with a strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it.

I am not quite sure why you would need thong socks but nevertheless I knitted up the pattern.

Maybe thong socks will be the next big fashion trend.  There is a whole Pinterest section on this type of sock.