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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

yarn along - my first crochet bag..............

The sun is shining and I am able to crochet again - a perfect day to join in with Ginny's yarn along. For some time I have been coveting crochet bags. It started with  Elisabeth, Ingrid and then Rachel but I just didn't have the confidence to have a go. Crochet string bags seemed to carry the same mystique for me that knitted socks do. I have to confess that I never did get over second sock syndrome so still have an uncompleted pair, I digress so back to crochet bags. My turning point came after I had left a comment on Rachel’s blog I was swooning over her new crochet bag. Rachel answered my comment and gave me the encouragement to have a go - so I have.........................




The pattern for Rachel's latest bag is in "Granny Chic" which luckily I had bought last year, so not only have I started a new project but I have revisited a lovely book which was just gathering dust on my book case. I love the way the book is written and I am adoring my crochet - I did need to send a help email to Rachel along the way but I was on the right track and my bag is growing beautifully.

Another bonus has been finding a project for this lovely stash of cotton  I can't believe that it's nearly a year ago that I stumbled across this amazing bargain.

Before I go, I hope you are enjoying the weather if you live in my part of the world and if the winter is with you - keep warm and well wrapped up. Thank you for your amazing comments and support especially about my shoulder, I have taken lots of your advice on board, my new clover crochet hook has arrived - thanks Jo.

Do pop over to check out the other yarn along posts.

talk soon x


20 comments:

  1. love the colours!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  2. The colors are what caught my eye-- lovely striking choices!

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  3. Wow I love those colours together. xx
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/two-days-in-suffolk.html

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  4. So glad you are feeling better and the bag is great

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  5. The bag looks fantastic already! Great colours also. I have that book too, must have a look at that project...
    M x

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  6. I bookmarked the book, my Daughter likes to crochet/knit bags. Yours will be a happy bag.

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  7. The bag is looking good - I keep saying that I am going to have another go at crochet, but I never find the time!

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  8. Great crochet! Wish I was that good!

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  9. Well done getting back to crochet - those beautiful bright colours will energise you as you go! And you must plan a shopping excursion to test the bag, make sure it works properly... ;-) Chrissie x

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  10. So pleased to hear that you're back crocheting, you must feel so happy. Loving the look of that bag. That book was a Christmas pressie from a friend and I love it. I also spotted that bag, really looking forward to seeing it finished xoxo

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  11. And a lovely job you're doing too Sue - so happy to hear you can crochet again!
    I am so 'gone' on those hooks that after waiting AGES for the local shop to get more sizes in - to no avail - I sent an order off to Deramores UK, so am expecting to receive them in a week or so - along with more yarn! Well, how could I send for only crochet hooks when there is so much yarn to fall for!
    Do enjoy your summer days - sounds like it's settled in over there at last! We're still having very cold nights but yesterday was sunny and quite warm, thankfully!
    Joy x

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  12. Wow, I'm so impressed! Your colors are so cheerful and modern! This makes me want to be more brave and expand my total newbie crochet skills!

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  13. Those are pretty colours for your new string bag.
    Enjoy hooking that one up!

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  14. Great looking bag Sue, already! I love the colours and I am sure you are going to use it many many times:)

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  15. I am " head over heels" over these scrumptious colors !
    Rose

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  16. I love the colours I am sure you will get a lot of use out of it they are so practical and pretty.

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  17. What a lovely bag, colours look brilliant.
    Sally x

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  18. Such beautiful colours and stitches.

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