31 March 2010

strung along

I was keen to participate in the Rattling On's String-Along but was reluctant to make a commitment I might not be able to keep.  I've been pretty much absorbed with making Morsbags and we are now awash here with bags because I seem to have been working on the principle of one for you, one for me (so hard not to want a cloth bag made out of old curtains or fabric from my mum's stash).  But string bags are such lovely things with their magical stretchability and stringy knubbliness and I needed to consolidate my newly acquired crochet skills and put in a bit of practice.  So here is my string bag.  I made most of it last night using this pattern and finished it off on a tube journey this afternoon.  The bargain yarn came from the oddments box at the local sewing shop (one 50g ball of Patons Cotton Perle) so no acquisition guilt either.  I thought it was going to be bigger- it's half full with my specs, a mini brolly, a small notebook, camera and mobile phone, though come to think of it that's quite a lot.  Anyway, I like it  and I'm glad that I strung along even if I missed the deadline - probably because it was not officially on the to do list...

3 comments:

Rattling On said...

It's brilliant! I love that they are quite small. Sort of a new take on string bags. Rather like the look of your door as well...

Val said...

actually you know, you didn't miss the deadline... as it's still 31st of March here!
see you didn't know you had an extra 9 hours ...lol

love the bag btw :0)

Liz said...

Blimey, you really did teach yourself how to crochet, didn't you? That's a very nice bag.