Ahem…see…I told you it would be cute when it was done. Mostly because little trays just ARE cute.
Same rule applies to little tins and tiny bottles actually. Basically, if it’s small and you can put things in it to make yourself feel like you may someday be as organized as you think you should be, it’s irresistible. At least to me.
It’s possible you are less easily amused than me and have higher standards.
A couple of preemptive answers to questions I suspect might come up… Yes there will be a pattern (there’s almost always a pattern…I can think of maybe one or two things I knit in the last five years where there wasn’t a pattern, unless I explicitly say otherwise, it’s totally safe to assume there will be a pattern). If you want to hear when it comes out (next week, barring catastrophes), do the mailing list thing.
Yes, it’s easy knitting. Well, it’s like 95% astonishingly easy knitting (stockinette in the round, you can’t get much easier than that), with one short stretch where you will curse my name and try to send moths my way with the power of your mind. But then you go right back to the easy part a few minutes later. And really, the payoff is worth it!
Yes it’s perfect for scrap yarn (I made all of mine with worsted weight scraps from the scraps bin). You can use any weight of yarn (you just want a smooth one, not a thick and thin one).
And yes you can make them as big or as small as you want. This is my smallest one, and the bottom is about two and a half inches on a side. But I’ll show you bigger ones over the next few days.
The only weird bit you need is some plastic you can cut with scissors. It goes inside the bottom (you don’t see it, so it doesn’t matter what it looks like) and makes the tray nice and stiff.
Then you need something that lets you join fabric together…buttons, thread, snaps, rivets, ribbon, yarn, hook and eye closures…you’ve almost certainly got something perfect on hand already.
I’ll show them off more over the next little while, but for now, I think that catches most of the questions!