This past Sunday, in an effort to get my crochet empire/guestroom in better order, I decided to make another stash bag from vintage wool I had purchased from my son’s trumpet teacher and that was, to my mind, a rather unfortunate shade of pink.
I coupled one of my favorite crochet patterns ever (this stash bag) with a color I was unable to develop a fondness for, and with an 8.0 mm hook and determination, I finished crocheting the bag this morning:
I had doubled number of rows I crocheted for the handles so that the straps of the finished bag could be worn over the shoulder, but I was still not thrilled with the color, so I got out a large pot and fifteen packs of pink lemonade:
After emptying all fifteen packs of the pink lemonade flavored Kool-Aid into the pot, I added plenty of water and the unfelted stash bag.
Several hours and one trumpet lesson later, I finished felting the bag:
While I am not certain that I got the length of the handles right, I am much happier with the color of the bag now that it has been dyed:
Once this bag dries, I will have to take it on a shopping excursion to find out just how much it can hold.