Sunday, January 24, 2010


This is my most recent challenge.  No not really, actually this challenge has been haunting me for many years.  This is yarn that one of my sisters-in-law spun and dyed when she was in college.  That was easily more than 15 possibly 20 years ago.  Probably 10 years or so ago she gave me her yarn and asked me to knit or crochet something out of it for her.  This yarn has been many things in my mind and even once was a scarf that was ridiculous.  It ended up being one of those projects that I put away and said I would think on it and come back to it later. Well later is here. As I was going through some things the other day I found the challenge was still patiently waiting for me to pick it back up.  I realized I have had this yarn so long that my sister-in-law has probably forgotten that she ever gave it to me.  That is what I hope anyway.  I hate the thought that she wonders what ever happened to her precious yarn and if I ever did anything with it.  So after reviewing some of my favorite blogs and websites I have decided to make a simple striped bag.  I had to rip the scarf apart (yes the one that was ridiculous), ball up the yarn and started crocheting last night.  I can't say for certain that this yarn will remain a striped bag.  The colors are "different" and are hard to blend, but I am up to the challenge this time, I think.   I'll have to see how it goes and how it feels as we progress.

Starting over (again)...

Please excuse my teenager...

If you have a "challenge" that has been put away for a while, this may be the perfect time to dig it out and give it another go.  Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful colours. I love your title - it sums up my husband and beer - well at least he is the homebrewer and I am the knitter! Love Kate (from greedy for colour).