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Scrap Happiness- January 23

Sub title- The Forgotten Giraffe

I attend a knitting group held roughly every 10-12 weeks. We knit and crochet for charity. Tracey Our Leader arrives with a shopping trolley containin a HUGE quantity of donated odd balls of yarn. Last time after we all had a good rummage this forlorn chap emerged from the depths.

People were what ther is that ? I recognised it straight away as a half made giraffe. No-one was keen to take him on , and I simply couldn’t just leave him there. Home he came. I found the kntting pattern I had for a very similiar giraffe I had knitted a few years back. That’s why you keep stuff…

And in a few hours he was looking a bit more cheerful, with legs, horns and eyes

Ready to go back next month for someone to cuddle. All the yarn and stuffing were in my hoard. So scraps to save a scrap of a giraffe. And here he is with the original one, which stays with me for visiting children.

Hurrah for scraps going to good uses. More can be found over at Kate’s follow the links here-https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/scraphappy-january-7/


Comments on: "Scrap Happiness- January 23" (42)

  1. Oh you did a great job sprucing him up! He looks very cuddable now 🙂 Your original is adorable, too.

  2. Oh he is fabulous! I wonder how long he’s been waiting to be finished. I hope he finds his special little person.

  3. Going Batty in Wales said:

    YAY!! he is gorgeous!

  4. Well done! What an adorable giraffe!!

  5. Well done, Cathy!

  6. What a wonderful use of oddball yarn! Those creatures made me smile!

  7. What fun! He is so adorable and I bet they will be well-loved! 🙂

  8. He’s adorable. How could anyone abandon him? Thank you for bringing his face to life!

  9. What a sweet little giraffe and such a cool idea, giving new life to things.

  10. Aw, glad you found him and finished the project. Both giraffes are very cute. X

  11. So cute, they both are!

  12. Oh my goodness, what a charming pair. I really admire your handiwork.

  13. Well done, Cathy!!! Scraps for a scrap. Doesn’t get better than that. They are both adorable. Someone will love him, most certainly.

  14. There is so much love oozing out of him, look at those eyes, they’re almost pleading for someone to pick him up and give him a cuddle. Are you sure yours doesn’t need a mate to keep himself company?

  15. well done for taking on someone’s abandoned critter and good for saving that pattern. He looks great and a lucky child will love him.

  16. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    Cute…..any names…..

  17. What a great save! And now that you have re-familiarized yourself with the pattern, maybe more of those yarn scraps will add to this menagerie too. 🙂

  18. How stinkin cute! Lucky yarn aquisition!

  19. He looks good now. Someone will love him. All the Christmas present I made this year were from scraps; it does feel good when you can turn leftovers into something.

  20. What a cute find at the bottom of the bag – I would have brought him home too. He looks so much happier with all his proper features and I hope he makes whoever gets him very happy 🙂

  21. Those giraffes are so cute. I admire anyone who can knit.

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