Market Bag

Since I finished the felted yoga mat bag, I had desperately been looking for another knitting project. After that bag, I was totally addicted, and I needed more, more MORE! The Cat and Crow, our local yarn store, offers classes, so I decided to take one - the Market Bag class. This project would be drastically different from my first for a few reasons: I ended up using cotton instead of wool, the needles were a lot smaller and there were many new techniques I had to learn.

And since I was taking an actual class, as opposed to just going along at my own pace, I had to work extra hard to keep up for the next class when we'd be learning new skills. Despite being glued to my knitting for days on end, I really liked how the bag turned out:

It's kinda hard to see in the photo because the bag isn't very full, but one of the new techniques we learned was creating a mesh pattern. So when the bag is full and stretched, there is a nice, breathable, holey mesh that is revealed.

I love this bag because I can easily throw it in my purse when I go to the store, then use it for my goods and it is surprisingly big and strong when it's filled.

In other knitting news, I've joined the knitting/crocheting online community, Ravelry. So if you're a member, send me a friend request! My handle is emilybluestar. I haven't had a lot of time to peruse the site and capitalize on it's features, but from what I can tell, there is an amazing amount of information, patterns and people. It should be a fun experience!

We're leaving today to head to Iowa City for Stephen's Xterra race and a mini vacation. I'm bringing my sketchbook and hope to get some drawings done while I'm there. Yay for long weekends!