Crochet Bags

I continue to be behind on everything… I don’t want another month “missing” from the blog, hence a 30th November post (that I’ve been telling myself to write for weeks!)

I have mainly been crocheting rather than knitting, probably because the lightweight cardigan (swatch in last post) is slow and a little too mindless, while the crochet was just right for holding my attention. I failed to photograph the cardigan progress in daylight (I’ve also failed to enter the project onto Ravelry and can no longer remember the starting date!), so that will have to wait for another time. I’ve also bought some Zauberballs that are awaiting a photo, but can’t think where I’ve put them just now…

So the crochet. I started one in Anchor Magicline, then went “Oooh! Shiny!” on a second pattern, and abandoned the first bag to start a second in Lion Cotton. So the Lion Cotton one was finished first, and I’ve since gone back and finished the Magicline one. The Magicline one’s pattern is called Inga’s Haekelbeutel and is a relatively small bag. I intend to use it to carry my calico bags to the supermarket. It’s bright and colourful, and the Lion cotton I dyed to match so I could finish the bag (Anchor Magicline yarn was discontinued ages ago, which is a shame because it was nice to work with) worked out well. There are a few odd squares where it seems I lost the ability to count and keep the right number of stitches in the square, but I doubt anyone but me will spot them.

The second bag is the Lacy V Market Bag. I used Lion Cotton in Espresso (which I really like), Grape and Purple (I love purples). This bag is larger and will be for carrying my knitting or whatever when I go out. Again, it has a few mistakes – mainly with trying to finish the round in the right place – the number of stitches seems to have grown a bit where I’ve made an extra stitch by mistake, but like the other bag, no one else is likely to spot them.

I can certainly see my doing more crochet in the future, but I really need a Summer cardigan, so I should get on with it. I’m sure I’ll still finish it about April (ie. too late!).

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