Have several small balls of wool (now they call it yarn) some of which, the green and mustard, and a full skein of gray, evidently traveled in my Trousseau 23 years ago. The reason for this is - I was working on a long jumper (sweater) it's very pretty and my own design of a cottage, gray wall, yellow thatch, green hill yonder. Unfortunately when it came to the sleeves, something went terribly wrong. I forget what, but now it's a sleeveless jumper never finished. Sometimes I wear it around the house. But I digress.
I used up bits and pieces over the years. Now the proper thing to do with an assortment of balls of wool is to bundle them all up together and donate to a thrift shop. But I thought I'd use them. I began a Tea-Cosy with the mustard. I soon realised that the yarn isn't chunky enough to keep our Royal Doulton china teapot warm and moreover, there isn't enough of it.
Three trips to Joanne's later, this Tea Cosy has become a rather expensive and involved affair, but I can't give up now. The leftovers have been discarded in favour of chunky new black and red yarn. It was necessary to buy a book on how to crochet nice edgings and flowers. I have long since abandoned the left-over balls of yarn. Off to the thrift shop with them, unless I can somehow embroider the sleeveless jumper...