As you all know, because of personal circumstances, I've been in a bit of a "slump" lately. I haven't had much imagination for designing, though I hope that will return very soon.
Meanwhile, frustrated with having to keep remembering to buy plastic bags at the store to carry my goods home, I decided I needed to make myself a new market bag.
Enter the wonderfully easy and functional "Sturdiest Ever Market Bag" by Celina Lane of Simply Collectible.
Now mine doesn't look as good as Celina's; mine was made in rather a hurry, and the picture isn't brilliant, but you can see what a great bag this is.
Lots of stretch, and because it's worked with two strands of cotton, it is very tough!
To make mine, I had some spare skeins of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn that needed used up, in different colors - green and white, red white and green multi, and orange and white. I started with the green and white, and just changed colors as the remnants of the skeins ran out, ending up with the lovely bright orange and off-white at the handles.
I LOVE this bag, and I love this pattern.
The pattern itself is sooo easy to follow!
I watched N.C.I.S. while making it, and I like to really get into the plot of that program, so you can see that the bag took very little concentration and counting.
Celina has done a great job with this pattern and I know I will be making another bag very shortly.
In fact, I already have the yarn set out to begin!
Thank you Celina for a great idea, and a great product!
Oh! The pattern also includes a free flower embellishment, though I didn't make that.
Give it a try - I know you will love it!