Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Granny Along Swap: "Polka Dot Surprise' Bag for Becky

My first FO for 2008!

I participated in the recent swap at Granny Along, and this is what I made for my partner, Becky. I finished it on my deadline date, but had to wait until she received the package. I have posted more information about the swap package on my blog.

I crocheted a granny square bag, which I call the "Polka Dot Surprise" Bag. You will soon see why.

The bag says: I am so fashionable!

Bag again, against bamboo blinds at my parents' home

Polka Dot Surprise!: Bright pink (almost red) polka dot fabric lining. I must admit that I am not a "polka dot person", but I really like its "fun-aspect" contribution to this project.

I used cotton twine bought at our local hardware store in NYC. I enjoyed making this bag (my mom and grandma have put in a request too). However next time, I will remember to wear gloves while working with such "fiber". I originally began the bag with jute twine, but this fiber gave me the sneezes.


laughing purple goldfish said...

I know what you mean about the 'jute sneezes'... I knitted a gardening bag out of jute a few weeks ago, love the results... but there was certainly some sneezing along the way!

nice job

Sara said...

Very cute!

vegasangelbrat said...

Ah yes, jute been so long forgot about
I do love the bag, neat lining, looks great and I'm not a polka dot person either, but I do love it :)