Sunday, February 03, 2008

Fat Bottom Bag

I like it! I wish that I was good at sewing so that I could have given it a lining. Very cute but too small for me. It also needs a closure. Maybe a snap closure. Until I work these things out it will be a small project bag. Perfect for these socks I have going on. You've probably already figured out that I never make my bed. I'll try not to take pictures of it in the future I promise.

I really like the shape of the bag. That's why I'm making a market bag for myself. I've always admired those wonderfully colorful felted bags you sometimes see. But, what if one of the food items you put in it leaks, what a tragedy that'd be. So basically, I'd be bagging items to put in my bag. How wasteful.
So, this seemed like the perfect time to start a project I've been wanting to embark on for quite some time. Something with plastic bag yarn. I got the instructions from this site referred to in a Crochet Me article. It's pretty easy, but making yarn for just my little project is taking A LOT of bags. I think that by time I finish the quantity used will be the equivalent to the number that could fit in an overstuffed kitchen bag. Maybe about $300 dollars worth of groceries. My "bisquits" are about 2 inches wide. I wanted a big bag so I'm trying to make chunky yarn and I'm using a size N hook.

I owe my brother a hand made birthday gift. It's really pathetic because his birthday was in August. Well, he wanted a vest with a little intarsia in the front. Boring. I couldn't do it. I ripped it off the needles several times. Finally, I took a stand (not directly to my brother yet). I will not start on another mile long stockinette project! He will get the Cycling Aran and love it. It's pretty fun and easy so far.

8 comments:

Cas... said...

cute bag! I like your sweater for your brother too! Intarsia sweater no but cute yes!

I want to make a rug out of trash bags myself. I don't know when I will do it but it will be done!

Keep up the good work!

Pajnstl said...

your bag is too cute!

Zuleika said...

That bag is adorable! Great job on that, and the sweater is so far looking really nice. I'm slowly crocheting a plastic bag tote, but it uses a lot more plastic than I thought, and I ran out! :-)

Sheila said...

I Like the Fat Bottom bag, which is on my to do list. Can I say the Cycling Aran is Fierrrrrce... when your brother receive his gift... he will not remember the word Intarsia.

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gold said...

Loving that bag and the sweater you are making your brother!

del said...

Love the bag! I can't sew either but I try, lol.

And your brother is so lucky...Cycling Aran is a gorgeous pattern.

Virtuous said...

Behind on my reads, but I LUV the bag!