Market bags galore…

Lately I have been knitting and crocheting some market bags. The type you use to replace the plastic grocery bags that they put your groceries in. I love this idea as there are way too many of these plastic bags ending up in our land fill’s.

You can read a great article on this at Sack the Plastic Bag. I want to do my part to be eco-friendly and green!
First I crocheted these two, one in a lime green and one in navy blue.
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You can find that pattern here:
I really liked using this Hilo La Espiga 100% nylon thread for these market bags.
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The next was a knitted one called Fantasy Naturale Market Bag
I loved the color and I’m giving this one to my daughter to use as a beach bag.
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The last one is also knitted and it’s called Everlasting Bagstopper. I really enjoyed the knitting pattern on this one and found it the most fun to make. Here are some photo’s of it.
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Sunday a week ago me and my friend Aura got together to crochet and knit at Caribou Coffee. Here she is with her finished Crochet Market Bag. She has since finished a blue one using the nylon thread as well. These bags are very addictive and a nice quick project for fast gratification.
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Now I have set my sights on a new one… Sunflower Shopping Bag!
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Knit Nuts meet some new friends…

This past Saturday the Knit Nuts got together for our monthly meetup and when I arrived there were 3 friends (Sandy, Donna and Judy) that had already been there knitting away. I quickly introduced myself and once Pam arrived we all sat and chatted about our projects and shared some great relaxing knitting time.

Here is a little slide showing some of our projects…

Thank you Sandy, Donna and Judy for sharing your love of knitting with us and please come next month and join us again! Or, if you all are already there…we’ll join you! LOL

A little bit of crochetin’

Here’s a peek at what I have been working on lately. I found this adorable hot pad pattern on Ravelry and just had to make it. It is called Crochet Flower Hot Pad. It was so easy! I was amazed at how quickly it crocheted up.0002

Here are a couple photo’s of it the first on the left after all the crocheting is done and before folding…and on the right after folding.

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They are quite addictive! Here is my second and I have plans for more too as I think that they will make great gifts. More info on mine here at Ravelry. There is also a similar pattern for a pot holder called Pinwheel Star and mid way down on that page is a great folding tutorial. Then if you get really adventurous, you can try the 10 Point Hot Pad!

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