About Beach-Bags and Other Things

Last week I was in an excited state as I had three separate yarn deliveries in time for some Craft Markets and other sale opportunities which I have lined up between now and August. To my family’s dismay, we now have even more yarn and I’m breathlessly working on sampling as many of them as I can. It’s a horrible task but someone has to do it! : )

One of the many yarns which I was keen to sample is Schoeller + Stahl’s Anya yarn in no less than 12 summery shades. I still have difficulty picking colours rather than reckessly taking them all – I managed to restrict myself to six.

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It’s a massively chunky yarn – ideal for summer projects – fast, fun and colourful. I restricted myself to using just three colours – after all, I’m trying to make a business out of this, not use up all my stock!

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There is a very helpful pattern on the band of the yarn for a bag and since it’s been a while since I’ve used yarn like this and since I’m always in need of yet another bag, I thought I’d try it. It started off looking like this. You are looking at the base of the bag. I’m using size 10 crochet hooks.

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And shortly thereafter it looked like this. Reason why I’m showing this picture is that the colour/skein change with chunky yarn of this type involves an element of sewing. You have to sew the ends together to avoid an unsightly lump on the project.

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And here is the second colour change.

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To get this far was a mere couple of hours – mainly slowed down by resting my wrists. It isn’t often I use size 10 hooks! In no time at all, I had a bag with handles and some yarn left over. I wrapped this around itself to create a feature and tied it off.  It’s turned into an ice-cream coloured beach-bag with no holes to let anything through and lots of body. It took no time at all and I know it will get used.

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And now I’m thinking, maybe I need some baskets like this in my wool room….

I did a little research on what the yarn could also be used for – I know nothing of any of these crafts but apparently yarn of this nature is ideal for knotting and macrame. Not only do I have great yarn, I’ve learnt something too!

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About monsteryarns

I am a yarn enthusiast and knitter.
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