I wasn't following any sort of pattern, I just knitted up a bunch of seed stitch squares in vaguely similar sizes. Eventually, I got tired of knitting them and also realized the vast amount of seaming that was going to have to take place later on.
So, I stuffed everything back into the bag and tried to ignore the problem.
Look at them all, silently judging (this is only a small percentage of the population):
So, I started clicking around on one of my favorite Ravelry boards, Scrap Happy! and eventually came up with an idea for a blanket that would not involve seaming and would allow me to knit it in the round.
May I present the start of quite possibly the ugliest blanket to ever exist:
It will be crazy (possibly even wacky), but it is already so much more fun to knit and much more efficient than the last idea. Basically I'm just knitting in the round, increasing evenly by four stitches every round. I'm also having fun revisiting some yarns that I had used on past projects (Love: Berroco Palace and Knit Picks Andean Silk, Hate: Berroco Lustra).
This is definitely giving me the boost I need right now by allowing me to use up scraps, knit mindlessly, and to take a break from some projects that are really annoying me right now.
How do you use up your scraps? Or do you not have any? (I'm not sure how that is possible, but someone once told me that she never has any yarn left over from past projects).