Friday, April 20, 2012


Here is my latest work in progress. It is a Market Bag…. I have wanted one for forever. But I just couldn’t see spending the money they were asking for them. Because I knew I could make one if I could just figure out how to follow a pattern. Well, let me tell you…. Since I have figured out this pattern reading thing…. My world of yarn has opened up!
About two months ago I was at Hobby Lobby and found three variegated colors that I absolutely fell in love with, Agean Stripe, Jazz Stripe and Surprize Stripe. I had to have them even though I had no plan or pattern for them. They weren’t to bad on price $3.99 a skein for (4ply worsted).

So I stumble across this great site called, Mad Mad Me. And what should my wondering eyes should appear but a market bag tutorial! Yeah, ME!


As you can see I finished the first bag. I did the edge of the bag differently then the pattern because I wasn’t home when I was working on it and I thought that my memory was excellent…. Hmmmm! I guess I just a little bit off. No worries, it looks lovely! Since the first one turned out so nice I had to start the next one.


Of course the pink one is done…. no pics yet. That’s because I am currently working on the BOHO one. The colors of the Jazz Stripe remind me of BOHO style. I love these bags and they come together very quick. But three is my limit. I will now have to go out and get rid of some of the bigger store bags that I have. These take up way less space in my trunk.