For the second night in a row, the newest member of our household, a puppy named Clooney, let us sleep through the night, so I awoke this morning feeling much more refreshed than I had on Thursday of this week, and after a couple of cups of coffee, I was ready to get busy with my crochet.
The first project I worked on was a large version of Alice Merlino’s Starling Handbag. Using two of five skeins of a yellow heavy rug yarn, I finished 16 of the 38 rounds for the side of the handbag. Here is an interior view:
and here is a view of the side:
One challenge I am encountering is that I don’t have enough of the yellow yarn to make it all one color. I am going to have to sort through some of the other colors of rug yarn that I got in the stash acquisition and decide how I will address this challenge. I have a lot of options, but as this is being made from vintage stash, going out and buying more of the same yarn in the same dyelot is not one of them.
Having decided that I wanted time to consider what I would do next, I then got out my ketjusilmukkahuivi (scarf) project and added three rows before sunset:
Here is a detail of the scarf:
While I am not ready to start yet another project, I found myself contemplating possible uses for this skein of vintage Red Heart lavender yarn:
This lavender of yesterday is a lighter lavender than what is offered today:
The photo is a reasonably accurate representation of the two lavenders, and from the photo, it is clear that the fashion and expectations around color change with time. The new lavender is both bluer and more intense, while the vintage lavender has a touch more red and flirts with being pastel.
I don’t have a clear idea where this month’s crochet adventure will end up leading me, but so far the journey has taken me places in my crochet I didn’t know to go.