Since I began knitting (about five years ago), I have kept my scraps. They piled up and eventually became a substantial part of my stash. After I added the "queen chair" to the apartment, I needed a cozy rug for my chilly toes underneath the chair. Filling that need became the ultimate use of my scrap collection.
The pattern is a shorter, chunkier version of the Sancelia scarf, with scraps held quadrupled. It is mostly wool (my fiber of choice) and almost entirely dk and worsted weight yarns. The rug weighs 1.75 lbs / 794 grams and uses the equivalent of 16 50 gram balls. I did not purchase any extra yarn or break into any complete stash skeins to finish it.
This was certainly an interesting visualization of the colors I use most (and least). It was also very fun to work through my scraps, four strands at a time, and remember old projects. It would be impossible to purchase yarn for this sort of project that would include so many shades and variation.
To keep the rug in place, I found a non-slip rug pad that added a bit of extra cushion. It is the perfect finish to my queen chair and knitting corner....