Spring Granny Bag…

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So here it is… Another bag,,, This month must be an obsession with bags!  This bag started as a Spring Granny Blanket, the colors reminded me of what I would wish for if our spring was here and flowers were blooming… It’s still cold and windy, not to many flowers or buds are out yet.  Here in the North West, at the base of a 14000′ +  mountain it is still not feeling like spring.  I have to make the most of it and brighten up my days with bright crochet projects!

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Spring Granny Bag

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Just to keep up my theme of the month,, Bags… I have started the next bag!  Nothing to do with Granny Squares which I have been making alot of lately!  It won’t take long, so here is a little peek….

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Pansy Garden Bag…

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Both of these bags will be making their way to the shop in town, Alpine Originals to be up for sale in the next couple days… The weekend is almost done and my crochet projects have been working up quickly.  I was able to do a little yarn shopping yesterday when we went to my daughters track meet in a larger town about an hour down the canyon.  She picked out the yarn for her blanket  that I will start tomorrow, it’s for a Crochet-a-Long that’s featured at The Crochet Crowd.  I really had fun watching a 17-year-old decide on colors for an afghan for an eclectic room…  At least this way she won’t steal the Sunburst Granny Afghan that I just finished!  Also, Michael’s Craft Store had Cream and Sugar Cotton on sale,,, so I restocked my stash for summer!  Always a great day when I come home with new yarn!

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So here is to Bags, Granny Squares, Crochet-a-Longs and Yarn Shopping!

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Elena

Hobo Granny….

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If I don’t have a hook in my hand and yarn trailing across the chair,,, something is definitely wrong!  The calming sense of the soft fiber and beautiful colors bring joy to my evenings and weekends…  Counting stitches, rows and inches almost seems to ease the worlds worries away!

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Last night I finished up this beautiful Hobo Granny Bag!     22 Granny Squares joined into this Hobo Style Bag… Maze, Gray, Aqua and Plum yarn  make this bag work for any season… Once it was done, I tried it on for size… I so wanted to keep it!  But like you know if you hang out here very much,,, almost everything is given away to a loved one or sold at Alpine Originals…This lovely bag will be delivered later today for some lucky bag collector to purchase!

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Granny Hobo Bag!

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I have 3 current project going… Maybe more if I look around…  1. Camo Baby Granny Blanket… 2. Spring Colors Granny Blanket (size undetermined)… 3. Mini Granny Purse…  Always something in the works… The Spring Granny is what I am loving and will finish next!  Pictures to be posted soon!!  I am also working on my next Free Pattern,,, So stay tuned!

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So here is to Granny, Bags and Projects!.

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Elena

Market Bag Mania

Market Bag Mania

Are you ready for the upcoming season of Farmer’s Market’s??  Soon the season will be here where in our communities the markets will be getting under way!

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I have been working solely on children’s items the last few weeks to prepare for the art walk here in town… I was so ready to move on to something new… Something I had never made in my crochet career.  I wanted to make something quick and easy,  no pattern required…. So, I browsed crochet sites and sifted through my stash to get some fresh ideas… A MARKET BAG… Yes, I have always wanted one and knew it would be easy and quick! I had plenty of cotton yarn to complete at least 1 or 2 bags!

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My Newest Creation,,, A Market Bag…

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It has a solid Single Crochet bottom and Triple Crochet mesh sides.  In just a couple of hours it was done… It is large, the picture doesn’t do it justice!  The bag itself is about 18″-20″ tall the base is 12″-14″ across.  From my shoulder it hangs mid-thigh with nothing in it… Perfect for a big shopping trip…  It would bring home a lot of yarn!

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But like most crocheter’s, I decided to not keep this great creation… So off it goes to Alpine Originals for some other lucky shopper!  I couldn’t just make one of course… So, the base of a coral one is already started!

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So here is to Crochet and Market Bags…

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Elena

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