Saturday, 12 February 2011
Finished Project: Circle Scrap Peg Bag
Making a bag to hold my clothespegs was my first project when I started crocheting - and I used acrylic yarn, unaware that most brands of this particular material stretch like no one's business when faced with the realities of gravity. Acrylic is a great material, it's just not for holding anything with any weight. Feathers yes, a hundred or so pegs? Notsomuch. (Other things I learned: black yarn is really not the best colour to start out with)
So the other night I took all my cotton scraps and made the above. I'm still struggling to make circular items without following a pattern, so armed with this Christmas present, I set forth. I think it was pretty successful, although there is still one cotton I just can't abide using again (I'm looking at you, TLC Essentials), so I only used it in the base where you don't have to look at it. The rest is a mix of Lily Sugar and Cream and Lion Brand Cotton Ease, both worthwhile additions to a yarn stash.