Really scrappy bag


On my Ravelry project page, I’m calling this the Scrappy Five Gram Bag. Why?

I tidied up my yarn today, which includes three large plastic jars of oddments. I took my kitchen scales downstairs  to the craft room and put all the tiny balls weighing 5g or less into one jar. (These containers are great – they used to hold little coconut jellies from Taiwan.) 

Another of these is full of bulky/super bulky odds and ends, and another has some DK and laceweight. 

This one came upstairs along with a 5mm crochet hook and I started playing with yarn. It was either that or go for a walk, and the yarn won (though I did hike after dinner). As this is a mix of yarns, with acrylic, linen, cotton and possibly even a bit of wool, I thought I’d make a bag as it won’t need to be washed much, if at all. 

The skinny oval base is made with single crochet, and the sides with half doubles, though approximately every fourth stitch I’ve made (what I think is called) a spike stitch. This goes into the row below to break up the stripes and make it look even more random. 

I photographed it on top of my scrappy knitted blanket, so hopefully you can see where one ends and the other starts!

It was a beautiful sunny day here – the house warmed up to 20°C from the warmth coming through the windows, and it was 14 outside on the north side of the house, which meant that when ds3 and I went out after dinner it felt very spring-like.

I hope you had a marvellous Monday and that you’re looking forward to a terrific Tuesday.

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