Banbry Crossing

There are times in one’s life when an opportunity presents itself, and walking away is not an option.

Such was the case when I had the opportunity to purchase some vintage wool. While I was not enchanted with the color:

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Yarn purchased from my son’s trumpet teacher

I could not turn down vintage wool at a dollar a skein, and I didn’t.

But now that I am working to organize my crochet empire/guestroom and consolidate my vast stores of yarn, I am having to evaluate the utility of all of my holdings.

It turned out that since I still need several more stash bags to contain my yarn holdings, and since the yarn is wool that can be felted, the yarn is perfect for a felted stash bag. So, I wound the skeins into a balls, got out my 8.0 mm hook, and using this pattern, got to work.

The color is one I don’t often see, so I was surprised when I stumbled across some tiles in a public space today that appeared to be a close match:

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I inadvertently find tile that matches the yarn

Each stash bag I make is its own adventure, and while I don’t know exactly how this stash bag will turn out, I know that it will be an interesting journey with interesting detours and that I will, whether I want to or not, learn something along the way.

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The most recent stash bag-to-be chills at the beach

Then later in the day, at a nearby beach, where I had been able to get in a little more crochet, I took this photo of the future stash bag relaxing on the sand.

Hopefully, the stash bag will be able to get in a little more beach time tomorrow.