..and a bigger bag!

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This is the original bag, before the little purse.

Big Bag_19smlThe pattern is in the Patons Modern Crochet Book 1316. I used Patons Cotton Blend 8ply yarn. It’s actually quite a nice yarn, and at $3.90 a ball it’s less than half the price of Rowan Cotton Glace or Cascade Ultra Pima ~ my two favourites.

Big Bag_24smlBig Bag_31smlIt’s a perfect size for yarn storage. As I’m sure you know, you can never have too many yarn-storing-receptacles.

Big Bag_28smlIn other news, last Saturday I went to the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market. This market is only on twice a year, at The Royal Exhibition Building ~ such a gorgeous old building.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never been before, and I must say I was excepting a lot from this market, as all “the people” say it’s the best.  There are certainly some amazingly talented people out there, but there really wasn’t much in the way of yarn-craft ~ only a small amount of knitting and a little crochet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI did buy a few items though! 😀 Some cute little notebooks from Dear Diary Designs, and a baby-safe necklace from Harper & Hudson ~ a brilliant idea if you haven’t seen them before.

Well, it’s Friday afternoon in Australia. I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned. I woke up at 3am this morning in a panic ~ so much crochet, so little time, sigh.

A Crochet Bag full of Crochet

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I do spend rather a lot of time choosing what bag to carry my crochet in. Of course, it depends where I’m going, what project I’m taking, and what I’m wearing… amongst other things!

When I saw this pattern at Crochet Camp, it was impossible to resist. Made of six granny squares (two big, four smaller), and a little of every stash-colour I have, it was always going to be a splendor of colour – and not necessarily matching colour either. 😀

Bag_14sml Bag_20sml Bag_17sml Bag_16smlAs you can see from the photos, we’re getting another teeny tiny spoonful of spring. Fingers crossed we’ll get a little more substantial sun someday soon.

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I hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday. I’ve just spent a lovely hour at a local cafe with a friend, crochetting and chatting and eating carrot and zucchini cake. Life is good.

Love Terri and Moo xxx