Most people don’t want to waste even the tiniest pieces of a broken candy cane, so they use them to flavor their hot chocolate or ice cream. Likewise, I didn’t want to throw away the little balls of red, green and white yarns left after crocheting my candy cane ripples. So I made a scrappy ripple with them, Peppermint Candy Cane, which only created even smaller scrap balls!
I happen to know from crocheting my Flower Garden Granny, last seen in October, that the center of a traditional granny square uses only about two yards of yarn and the next round, about four yards. A tiny ball of yarn, too small to make even a single row in a ripple afghan, can still make several of these little granny squares!
Little square by little square, this will eventually grow into an afghan. Happily, I’m under no pressure to finish it quickly. I have until next Christmas, after all.