The Bags

Here is the next market bag in progress! Just gotta sew it together, and add the handles.  I was thinking of selling this, but then noticed that the purple-ish red yarn has a color problem with lightness and darks. It was in a grab bag of seconds from Peaches and Cream just before they closed shop in NC, and I think the color variation was a problem run.  I look at it as a novelty, but someone buying a bag might not.  Huuumm, some of you might not know about the other market bags I’ve made…

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Here they are…

Some cotton, some acrylic. The white and blues one was my first try at this.  We used it here, and dh suggested thicker straps, so the next ones I made I did two rows of crocheted straps.  Basic pattern for this was found in a Knitting Daily Free Ebook. http://www.knittingdaily.com/Knitting-Bags/?a=ke130222  They didn’t do the straps like I did though. But I liked the design of the four pieces of knitting, and how it was put together. So I winged the rest. It’s how I roll. 😛

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Pretty much holds four skeins of super saver Red Heart, so you can imagine how much produce, or breads, or whatever, you can get in here. 🙂

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Then I started this.  As I was looking over the pattern again, I thought, maaaan the bag in the picture looks not as soft and squishy as mine. So I went down from size eight needles to size five for a tighter knit, and then decided to make this bag smaller. I think it’ll turn out about half (or just a wee smaller than that even) the size of the bag up there.  Good for just a quick market run when you just need maybe tomatoes and cucumbers for your salad, or something. ( I have no garden this year because if the move, so yeah buying tomatoes and cucumbers soooo wouldn’t normally happen… but now I see how it could)

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More pictures to come shortly.  I was going to do one of my super loooong picture post but then decided to break it up a bit so things could be categorized.

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2 Responses to “The Bags”

  1. bridget Says:

    They look great too. You and your daughter have been very industrious. My son knits most nights alongside me and I just love it. Their enthusiasm is just wonderful.

    • spinnermom Says:

      I totally agree! She thinks outside the box more when shes crafting on things and I like that.

      Thanks for all the lovely comments. It’s hard coming on to WordPress, and leaving 12 years of Xanga behind. Everything feels so empty over here. LOL


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