This is not the first time that I've crocheted kitchen scrubbies from potato sacks, but there is a little story this time! What happens when a creative hoarder like myself starts an attempt to clean up her studio? Well, as you can well imagine all kinds of supplies start jumping out at me, together with a bunch of works in progress, screaming "don't spend your time cleaning up this mess, finish me, use me up, make something!"
So when I opened up a bag and found some unusual orange potato sacks (ours are generally white and sometimes red), which are special since they come from potatoes from The Netherlands, well I just had to use them up.! Yes, we do grow potatoes here in Israel, but during the shemittah year (the last one was 2015) we can't eat vegetables grown in the the holy soil of Israel, thus the imports from one of my favorite countries, whose color happens to be orange, thus the orange potato sacks! And given that I've been going through my stash of yarn, with skeins that I've had for ten years, using up these sacks that I'd only been saving for one year is a great start, right?