Sunday, June 07, 2009

Market Bag, 1 of 2

I finished one of two market bags needed for gifts for the teachers for year end. I used this pattern and Bernat Handicrafter potpourri ombre (one of those big skeins). Started June 5 and finished it on the 6th. (It was sooooo slow at work yesterday I had lots of time to knit.) I hope there's enough left in the skein to get a complete bag, but if not I'll have to get a contrasting color to do the top ribbing and handle. I'm actually on the ball for a change. I have the dishcloths I needed finished already and one bag. I'm usually last minute. Ravelry details here.

I looked back at the details of the first bag I made like this. I used bigger needles for that one, but this bag has so much stretch that it doesn't really matter much. I think I kinda like the tension of this bag better, though. Think I'll stick with these needle sizes for future bags (3.5mm and 4mm, which is what the pattern calls for).

Remember about WWKIP Day this coming Saturday, find a WWKIP near you. Details of ours can be found here and here.

Today is my SIL's 25th birthday. It's also 6 years ago today that our FIL died unexpectedly at age 52. It's a good/bad day all in one.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

Very nice! o)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

What a nice gift ! Thanks for the link , just added to the ravelry queue .

7:33 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

I like your bag! I've printed out the pattern but haven't gotten to it yet. Did you shorten the strap? Many said, it stretches out a lot. I made the Shetland shopper bag and really like that too.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the bag. Just added it to my Ravelry queue. I'll have to make several, as I always try to make sure I have plenty in the car for shopping day. Can't wait to see if you can get a full 2nd bag out of the ball.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

Love your bag - I just got some hemp yarn and think I may try it with this pattern...someday :-)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a lovely pattern. I've seen all these market type bags lately and I'm really tempted to make one

7:35 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

That bag is great!

2:30 AM  

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