Yarn for change

For reasons I can’t fully explain, I wanted this yarn:

burgundy acrylic vintage yarn
Vintage acrylic claret yarn


After several weeks of lobbying my son’s trumpet teacher, I finally got it.

In a fortuitous happenstance, I did not have exact change to pay for the lesson. When he took the money I did have, he said, “I guess I’ll have to get you change.” I offered that I would take yarn instead. And after all the weeks of lobbying I had what I had wanted.

As some of my readers are aware, I am working on Tracy St. John’s groovyghan. I had initially intended to start this project at a later date after I had finished with my organizing project, an endeavor that encompasses one room, and a portion of the attic in my home. But then a friend from high school started making a groovyghan, and afghan envy overtook me; I had to start mine now.

As I have worked on this first edition groovyghan, it has occurred to me that it would be wonderful to make a hybrid of the groovyghan and the Better Homes and Gardens Granny Square Sampler afghan from actual vintage yarns to add an authentic flair to my creation, and that is why I was so dogged in my pursuit of this yarn.

After the flurry of crochet activity yesterday which included learning a new (to me) overlay technique that is worked in the round and acquiring this vintage yarn, today ended up being, in ways, less productive. Despite the fact I had no errands to run, I did not make the kind of progress I had anticipated. In fact, the only project that came together was stash bag 9:

purple crochet stash basket
Crochet stash basket number nine in medium purple

Now that this bag is finished and already full, I’ll need to select a color for stash bag 10 so I have a place to store my recently acquired vintage yarn.