I cannot believe how fast January has come and gone… with lots of rain too! All the sources say we got between 40% to 75% rain replenishment to get those lakes and reservoirs filled. But they are not filled up completely, so I am hoping February brings us more rain. And why not? I tend to crochet and knit more when it rains. So, why not wish for more, right?
I have been trying to create practical items to fit various needs. As many of you know, California has become a “No Plastic Bags” state. That means when going to the any store, you need to bring your own bag, or be charged ten cents for one of the store’s bags.
Taking inspiration from my favorite designers, I have been using up cotton yarn to make these bags. I like to mix up colors, whether it be solids and stripes or solids and variegated yarns. Lily Sugar & Cream, Bernat Cotton Soft and Lion Brand Cotton Ease are yarns I have been working with to create these bags.
Thanks go out to: Cre8tion Crochet for her Hobo Style Market Bag (photo with 3 bags); The Stitchin’ Mommy for her large Summer Fun Market/Beach Tote (purple green, white) and Simply Collectible for her Sturdiest Ever Market Bag. You can find the patterns on their blogs or Ravelry.
Baggy here: If you would like one of these featured bags, they are $25 each and will be in the shop no later than February 2nd. Even I have one, and goodness knows why…