A couple of years ago I bought a huge 400g ball of grey aran wool and acrylic mix. It was one of those rare occasions when I actually go to a wool shop and pay full price!! That is probably why I made a rookie error and ended up buying the wrong shade of grey simply because I hadn't brought along the thing I was trying to match it to. Who'd have thought there are so many shades of grey? Hey ho. So it sat in a bag in the naughty corner.
Then I saw an appeal from Operation Orphan for scarves in shades of grey, black and navy blue. Some of the older children prefer these colours. I went off piste by adding eyeball-searing red. But I made these items in sizes that will be more suitable for the younger children, so I think the bright red is going to be ok.
I managed to use up all the grey, some black oddments and most of the red. My remaining aran yarn now fits into the palm of my hand. I don't have any immediate plans to buy more....but I never say never!
My blog posts are very short at the moment as I am once again having an insanely busy summer. I don't even have enough spare energy to think of clever blog post titles. But I am still reading all my favourite blogs. Happy August to everyone!