Friday, May 21, 2010

It's done!

I have been working on a twine bag for a little while now. Well, more accurately, I've been waiting for my cool little local hardware store to restock their twine so I could finish it. Knowing how impatient I am, my hubby offered to stop at the equally cool little hardware store near where he works to get me some more. He did. And I worked on it last night. Now it's done!

I have been teaching myself to crochet out of books. It's really not as hard as it may seem. To kick off my new found hobby (read obsession) I made some gifts for my kids - a little ruffly pink handbag for my youngest daughter, a juggle ball for my son, and a hip belt for my oldest daughter. I had so much fun making them, and they loved their stuff so much, I
had to make something for myself. And this bag is it. My new market bag for all my market purchases. Well, the smaller purchases that is.

The bag had a round bottom whose diameter is 12 inches. The height is just over 12 inches to the bottom of the handle. A nice size I think.
I used regular garden twine and green garden twine doubled up. For that other little darker brown/green stripe, I cut up a piece of material I had leftover from making my hippy owl skirt for myself for mother's day. (I know that's not how it's supposed to work, but it was really cool.)
Anyway, that stripe is made out of the third tier material. I cut it into a 1 inch stip that ended up being 10 yards long, folded it in half, ironed it, and crocheted with it. I just left the wonky corners and turns in what I cut so it would be one long continuous piece. It worked well.

My plan is to make more bags out of used baling twine.

What would you put in here?


Erica said...

Love it!!

Gina said...

I would put my crocheting things in it, so I can take them with me on trips and to other people's houses to work on.
oh, wait....I don't crochet....I would use it for groceries, I think. But, I was also thinking that something like that (but a little smaller) would be nice to put potted plants in, to spruce up the pot a little. :)

alayne said...

Oooohhh! Neat idea - smaller for a potted plant!