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Arielluria
07-26-2009, 02:27 PM
I finished market bag #2 (both are on Ravelry if you want the knitty pattern). Bag #1 has different handles (green one below). I took these to Walmart last week to shop and the lady commented how she'd never seen any so pretty and we were both surprised at how much it could hold and expand.

I made it with Sugar 'n Cream......which BTW is on sale at Michael's this week 4 for $5! :woot:

Pattern is free from Knitty, the Everlasting Bagstopper, only modified to have knitted handles: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTeverlasting.html

http://images4cf.ravelry.com/uploads/Arielluria/11700801/copy_20of_20img_7724_medium.jpg

Same pattern, 1st bag:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3324/3285773392_ea3664ba15.jpg

Jan in CA
07-26-2009, 02:34 PM
Those are great! Good job on them!

auburnchick
07-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Oh...I love them! GREAT job!

GrandmaLori
07-26-2009, 04:26 PM
ooo I like those!

Arielluria
07-26-2009, 04:51 PM
Thanks all. It's super easy, alternating K ALL rows with YO, K1 rows.

ArtLady1981
07-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Fabulous! And I also love the SHIH TZU's in the photo!
They seemed super impressed with you, too!!!

newamy
07-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Those are great looking bags!!!

pinksugar
07-26-2009, 07:26 PM
those are really pretty. I really have to get myself a ravelry account, there are so many nice patterns!

dturner
07-26-2009, 08:57 PM
I love the pattern as well as the colors that you chose!

lelvsdgs
07-26-2009, 11:35 PM
Those came out beautifully. I've been eyeing that pattern and now I'm going to have to make a couple... Cute puppers too!

catwitch
07-27-2009, 12:25 AM
What a lovely bag. I have been considering this pattern, but I didn't like the original handles. I love your modification of the handles. Can you share how you knitted the handles? Did you use handles from another pattern?
Much appreciation for any info you can give.

wezyus
07-27-2009, 01:11 AM
Nice n gr8...i liked both

Slim
07-27-2009, 07:39 AM
Ooh, I love them. I've been wanting to make a market bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

WandaT
07-27-2009, 09:00 AM
Love them! i need to make some more too ... sigh, so much yarn so little time.

Chrysee
07-27-2009, 10:31 AM
I love these. I have purchased a couple reusable grocery bags, but they are bulky and I never remember to have them with me.

Are these quite strong? I have always wanted to knit some but would be hesitant about overloading them.

margz3
07-27-2009, 11:50 AM
LOVE market bags! Made one myself and use it every day :) I really like how you did the colorful bottoms!

Dimpledapple
07-29-2009, 12:33 AM
Ooh, very nice!

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 09:37 AM
I love these. I have purchased a couple reusable grocery bags, but they are bulky and I never remember to have them with me.

Are these quite strong? I have always wanted to knit some but would be hesitant about overloading them.Yes, with the Peaches 'n Cream quite strong. I recommend them.

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 09:38 AM
those are really pretty. I really have to get myself a ravelry account, there are so many nice patterns!You don't need one for this, I put the knitty link to the pattern on the original post.

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 10:28 AM
What a lovely bag. I have been considering this pattern, but I didn't like the original handles. I love your modification of the handles. Can you share how you knitted the handles? Did you use handles from another pattern?
Much appreciation for any info you can give.It was a linen stich, starting with odd # of stitches do a sl1, k1 across ending with a sl1 then just purling all the alternate rows.

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 10:29 AM
Fabulous! And I also love the SHIH TZU's in the photo!
They seemed super impressed with you, too!!!LOL Yeah. In pic below Cricket is saying "I can't BELIEVE she can fit ALL her WIPs in this one bag!" :teehee::

http://images4cf.ravelry.com/uploads/Arielluria/11700652/img_7723_medium.jpg

Chrysee
07-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Sorry to ask another question.

How many balls of cotton did you use? I have lots of Peaches & Cream and Sugar & Cream lying around so I may try to make one without having to go to the store.

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 05:32 PM
My pleasure! I started with the colorful yarn (it knits from the bottom up) until it ran out, so 1 skein of that. Then I took up with the solid color and used about 1.25 skeins to finish the bag.....that's pretty exact, since I always weigh my FOs for absolute accuracy in skeins used per project. I'm kind of OCD'ish that way :o)

Arielluria
07-29-2009, 05:47 PM
I went shopping today and took these pics before I put the stuff away. :)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_se6lXbyWrW8/SnDDEECcOAI/AAAAAAAADPo/gO-4pXkD8E8/s576/IMG_7804.JPG
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_se6lXbyWrW8/SnDDE2iwhKI/AAAAAAAADPs/J3zp-NLCL04/s576/IMG_7805.JPG

Tia
07-29-2009, 06:58 PM
Oh I love these bags! I've been wanting to make more market bags and I have lots of cotton. I've never knit one though, I just started knitting. Do you think I could do it?