Friday, May 27, 2011

Just Call Me The Bag Lady

I seem to have an aversion to bags lately.

While in my internet travels in the last couple of days I happened upon this hobo bag pattern. What attracted me to it was the fact that it's all one piece. No seams to sew up.

This is such a simple pattern, but don't ya know I messed it up?  Oh I was so mad with myself....again. When I got to the last round of the handle, to go to the back side, I was off by 3 stitches! I counted 3 times to make sure, using stitch markers the last time. So what did I do to fix it? I went back and frogged 3/4 of the round and added the 3 stitches back in during the length of the round (meaning I had a bunch of regular sc in between each). [I'm having a heck of a time explaining stuff lately. My brain does not want to cooperate in it's thinking. ]  You know what I mean right?  Anyways, I don't know where I lost those three stitches except on the previous three rounds I guess, one on each. That's what I get for not counting. I just get lost in my thoughts while I'm crocheting.

You can find the pattern here. Don't you just love that little hand button?  I'm not sure who the bag will be for but I'm kind of leaning toward Kylie, for her birthday. I want to put a liner in it also and then fill it with little somethings in the bag, you know, like a little wallet, maybe with a couple of dollars in there. Stuff like that. She'll love it!
I meant to bring my rose that I was working on to show you how it's progressed. I guess that will be for next week.

We have a long weekend!! Yippee! Mine is going to be full. I've got plans to work in the yard and in the house. Fun huh? Well at least I'll be saving myself money by staying home. The older I get the more I like to stay home. About the only place I'll be going this weekend is to Ft. Stewart.

I hope the storms are done and everyone can have a good (as can be) weekend. Be safe and I'll cya next week!


  1. The bag is so cute! It would make a perfect gift. :)

    Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend.

    Blessings always

  2. That's really a cute bag. I like the colors you chose. I wonder how it would look done in wool and felted? I might have to give that a try one of these days.

    Have a nice long weekend.

  3. Looks good. I love projects that don't require lots of sewing up at the end!

  4. Oh, love this one!
    A little different, to make it very interesting.

  5. I really like that bag. I've been called the Bag Lady and I gladly bestow the title to you! Not being nosey but are somewhere around the lovely 50 area of age.....peri-menopausal....because the whole "having a hard time explaining stuff...yeah, do it all the time. It only gets worse!

    Cindy Bee

  6. Is this bag a little girl size, or is it bug enough for an adult hobo. I so like the colors you chose.

  7. Another cute bag, Kat! I like this one too...maybe better. Hope you have a nice loooong weekend.

  8. Such a cute bag!!! I love making bags too! Will you sew a lining for it? Thanks for sharing the link!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful!!!

  9. Paula - I think it could be a little girl size bag. I put it on me and it's tight to my body on my shoulder. I like how it sits.

    Lovestitch - Yes, I am going to put a lining in it. Sometime in the near future I am going to get a sewing machine and learn how to use it and make linings. :o)

    Cindy - I am 54. Yea, I's getting worse already. I hate it. :o(


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