Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Knitting today—string grocery bag



I've ensconced myself on the couch for a while; I've started knitting on this, from Purlbee. I'm using the Peaches and Cream I had used for the background color for a few dish clothes, rather than the Rowan cotton that was suggested. The P&C is worsted weight (and very cost effective, too!), rather than the fine, almost fingering weight of the Rowan. I'm still using number 9 needles, though. I tried 13's, but I think the holes of the lace would have been too large to be practical.

I'm eager to see how quickly this will work up, too; and I'll get some more practice in picking up stitches when I come to do the i cord for the handles. I'd like to get this done before the weekend and use it.

This might be a great start on designing something myself, and maybe starting to dye, too. This ecru color is pretty darn blah, and I'm sure I'm going to need another skein, whose dye lot probably won't be the same.

I'm taking a break from the shop, too, which is a good thing, I think. I'm waiting to see what transpires when our final member returns at the end of the month, but I'm thinking that group enterprises are not for me . . .

12 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Autumn is the perfect time for knitting. I enjoy it in the nights too :-)

Maddy said...

I'd vote for the 'design your own' option. Much more gratifying in the long run.
Best wishes

Irene said...

oh I love this bag! what a nice project... I still have to finish a baby blanket for a friend...

lettuce said...

oh great link - I will DEF. be having a go at this.
I have some lovely hemp I bought a year ago for possibly plying, dying... weaving... but why not knitting?!

i hope you'll post. a pic of the finished bag.

carolyn said...

Nice to take a break and have time to think things over.

kmkat said...

I don't think PnC (or maybe it's SnC) has real dye lots for the ecru. Not sure, though. I'm planning next year's Christmas gifts to be bags like this -- easy, inexpensive (unlike the scarves out of Noro Silk Garden and Tilly Thomas Disco Lights (silk with sequins) I did for this year. What was I THINKING??!!?

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your bag as it progresses.

Poppy Fields said...

I know that I work better alone.

I like the start of your bag. Almost all the store in our town require you to bring your own bag now.

Leena said...

I am knitting too! But I knit mittens for children, it was -2C ( 28,4 F )this morning and everyone needs mittens or gloves already.
I am now in Lahti, because my daughter went to Prague. I am with children and knit :))

MotherPie said...

Yes, knitting is a good thing for this time of year (especially when by a fire in the cold!). Group things? Hey -- good to try new things?

Cre8Tiva said...

i am going to try this also...i love that bag...thanks for the link...can't wait to see yours...have a beautiful weekend...blessings, rebecca

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a great bag! I will get busy on one right away... now to print off the instructions.
You think it takes 2 skeins? I hear orange is THE color this year.

herhimnbryn said...

It's relaxing isn't it? I crochet string bags, if I'm watching the tv. Can't just sit there and do nowt!