I started Peabody, with Jared Floods Shelter yarn, way back in October, when we began this blog. I fell out of love with it, and it has sat idle for months. My plan was to rip out my hard work, and reuse the yarn for my Garasole afghan. I was having a hard time actually ripping it out, and had an idea to use the sweater as a hand bag. I am so glad I did not rip it out! The sweater was knit in the round, so all I had to do was sew up the bottom seam! Then I used my boys leather belt from the Gap to make a strap, and the buckle for a clasp. (Ry was worried about his belt, but I know where to get another.) I had some of my favorite material laying around so I lined the bag with that. Darren spent the day yesterday, sick with the stomach bug. I know, similar to last week! When I can get out of the house again, I am all ready to go!