Friday, 10 July 2009

The bag-it has handles

Earlier this week, the bag handles arrived and sat patiently for me to attach them to the bag. While D had his art lesson yesterday, I thought it was too good an opportunity to waste. So, here it is after a short delay, one crocheted bag complete with handles. I crocheted the bag using James C Brett Kool Cotton, which is a 50/50 cotton acrylic mix. This should make this fairly hard wearing. The handles are curved beech effect. To me, they seemed to fit better than the straight ones, which is just as well, as when I finally ordered them, they didn't have the straight ones this size in stock.

Apart from this, I have been stitching like mad on the Round Robin. I am now about 75% of the way through.
I am getting the whole day to stitch today. Well, if you ignore the fact I will still have to feed the boys and get washing hung out on the line to dry before the rain arrives tomorrow.
I told the children if they helped in the garden yesterday, they could stay in bed as long as they liked today and could do what they wanted, IE no extra jobs (they'll still do the washing up). It seemed a good idea yesterday, but all the pruning has left me with blisters on my hand. Fortunately, they're not on the sewing hand, so I should be able to proceed unhampered.

11 comments:

zetor said...

Lovely work I love the bag, so cute.Enjoy your day.

Sue said...

The bag looks fabulous. The curved handles really suit it...and are much more comfy to grip. The RR looks amazing...Your fingers have been flying.

irishcream06 said...

the bag is beautiful, and I love the cross stitch. wish i had the patience to sit at that!

Gaynor said...

Should have used their lie in time as stitching time and pruned while they are up lol.
Lovely bag as always.
I cannot get over the size of that RR...I think I would have sent it on its way by now lol

Annie said...

I like the choice of handles. I think they will work well.

You really chose a complex pattern for the RR. But I think it will look great when it's done and be well worth it.

Miriam said...

The progress on your round robin piece is amazing!

Terry said...

Your bag came out great! And you'll be done with that round robin in no time now! :0)

Elena said...

The bag looks so cute with the handles! And cross- stitching is almost finished! Wow! It is stunning!!!

Ginnie said...

The bag looks great, well done. And your stitching looks good too.

Sandy said...

What a cute bag...I haven't done granny squares in years.
Your stitchery is gorgeous!

Karan said...

The bag looks lovely - those handles suit it well. :0) Hope the hands are recovering OK.