I’m still working on the large bag.  In case you have noticed a trend of several projects being made with blue cotton yarn, it is because several years ago I purchased a very large skein of it from a sale bin at Michael’s thinking I might try to make a tank top or garment of some sort. I was a newbie crocheter and did not realize that hand crafting cotton yarn is  not the softest thing you would want next to your skin.

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I’ve been trying to use it up, but it just keeps coming.  It is 400g and over 700 yards. I think this project will finally let me see the end of it.  I got a few more rows added during my last crochet class last night.  We also did something new this year, a yarn swap.

Everyone brought in a stray skein or two that they had left over from some project or bought on a whim and never used. They all went into a pile and you could take as many skeins out as you had put in.  I contributed some pink fun fur yarn and some black cotton yarn since I somehow ended up with two of them in my stash. I brought home some deep orange and a skein of homespun. The deep orange is something I can use for accents like carrot noses on snowmen but never bought myself because each project needing it only needed a small amount. The homespun was just pretty in a combination of peacock-like colors.

Any yarn left over is being donated to a local charity group. While this didn’t reduce my stash at all, I now have 2 skeins I will use versus 2 skeins that were just sitting in one of my yarn bins.

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