Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Oh Come On!


Carol --

[noun]:

A person who falls into an outhouse and dies



'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com




When life hands you cotton, make string bags. After running out of yarn on my first attempt, I pulled out the heavy artillery just to make sure. After digging around in the stash, I found this 2 lb. cone of cotton that I bought eons ago. How could someone forget having this thing in the house? Maybe someone who's just a little over enstashiated?







I couldn't stop til this was done.













I like this bag. It looks dainty enough, but it can hold quite a bit. I will make another after I try a few others. The next one will be knitted and have some real specs to go with it. This one is from an older pattern crocheted with a size C hook in a pure cotton that wasn't marked. I got it from an indie crochet house about 3-4 years ago and it's perfect for this kind of project.

Seems the string bag thing is the general mood for knitters and crocheters alike these days, so I'll just keep making them until I stop. There's been knitting on the Gracious Parcels front and the Dishcloth Fun gang is at it for the month of June too. I've also worked the UFO Resurrection Forever Tank as I'm calling it.




Now I can literally say I'm up to my armpits in knitting. The arm shaping is about to commence, but the directions are right now clear as mud. Do this on this side while doing that on the other while every other row doing this and don't do this on every 5th row or something like that. This is now a "I have to knit this at home where I can think" knit.



I also want to make the Larger Than Life Bag from Interweave. And oh looky, I just happen to have some cotton yarn for it.





A draw string bag made about 10 years ago from a kit.



Now if you'll pardon me, I have to step outside to use the facility.

19 comments:

erin/pinkerbell said...

Don't do it! you have so much to live for! our "New" house actually does still have tohe houthouse in the back, and you can believe I am not going anywhere near it.

Stitch-n-Snitch said...

I may have over a 2 lb cone of cotton in my stash closet that I totally forgot about until I was cleaning out my shoes, but I'll never tell for sure. ;)

hillary said...

Hahaha... I'm afraid to see what my definition will be.

Kim in Oregon said...

Those are great, and I was just thinking that such bags would make fun Christmas gifts.

Melody said...

u are so busy! the bag is great !! what all did you stuff in there? and, i'm going to see what my name is now. i love those things!

Bridget said...

Your definition is hilarious - my husband's was, "a person who likes to steal tins of tuna" which I found highly amusing (mine was so boring I forgot it ...).

That's a really attractive bag!

lv2knit said...

I love the string bag -- both versions you either knitted or linked. Oh, my, if I start knitting bags will it ever end? And I agree that watching CF* was very distracting ;)!!

*Colin Firth

ann said...

great bag - where did you find the pattern?

Rebekah said...

What great bags! My sister makes great crocheted bags like that too. I have no skill for it.

Michelle said...

Tee hee....I like my name MUCH better than yours! :)
Glad you've decided to join the living! Now you'll have to excuse me while I continue my "fall off the chair" laughter as I continue to look at the size of your cotton cone!
Love and Huggs!

Bezzie said...

Falling into the outhouse was (and is still up there) my biggest fear.

Love that bag. I love the way those string bags suck up the yarn too!

lv2knit said...

Crcohet??!!?? I don't no nuthin bout no stinkin crochet! ;)

I'm trying to figure out why you thought I was from Australia -- could it be my accent?

Lucia said...

There once was a fellow named Clyde...

Great bags! Great mat, too. Now I want to make those. So many projects, so little time.

Roseann said...

I love all your crochet bags! I have a pattern and plan to use some handspun linen (I have to spin it first) and seeing yours makes me want to crochet one right now. Beautiful & inspirational work!

robin said...

The crochet bags look great! Quiz Galaxy said I am someone who's an expert at making ravioli, so let's take what they say with a grain of salt, shall we???

Que Sarah said...

LOL!!! Poor Carol...lol... Thank God you don't have an outhouse.. Monday nights would be very lonely! I'm loving the crochet bags, bring them on Monday for closer inspection :-)

Debi said...

I LOVE your crocheted bag! The knit one is cool too!

How ya doing, hunny?

barbp said...

Oh poop .. mine says I'm constantly high. I could say "I wish". LOL

I love the bag and the cotton colors for the new one are luscious.

I have a pattern for a string bag and looking at yours is whetting my appetite.

ladylinoleum said...

That bag is really awesome girlie! Attractive and functional. Not a bad combo.

Love that you "lost" a 2 lb. cone of cotton...