My happy place

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This is my evening.

I worked all weekend. Now on Sunday evening I have my feet up on the couch, podcasts on the TV, a crochet project, a cup of tea, and a lovely view of my garden which has been greening up beautifully.

The yarn is Estelle Colourbraid and was a birthday gift from a friend last year. There are seven sections that progress from dark to light so I wound it into a large ball and started making a bag from the darker end.

I haven’t decided whether this will be a backpack type bag or a container for my pegs (clothes pins). The fibre content is 80% cotton, 20% polyester and it feels pretty sturdy. I’m using a 6mm hook and half double crochet stitches – nothing fancy.

The bag in the background of the photo above is from this pattern. I made View D, the smaller picnic bag.

This is not my best work. Using a paper pattern for cutting out meant my pieces were nowhere near as accurate as when I use a rotary cutter and ruler.

And the method of construction, especially joining the outer to the inner, was not as straightforward as other bags I have made in a similar style. So I won’t be using this pattern again.

Just as well it was inspired by the Dodgy Bag makealong that’s being run by Ali of The Little Drops of Wonderful podcast. Cos it’s dodgy!!

One of my lovely coworkers brought these Nanaimo bars to work today. They are from a local bakery that’s vegan and gluten-free. She felt that I miss out on a lot of treats because usually the ones that are brought in aren’t vegan. They are amazing and taste like they have my weekly allowance of sugar and fat in one bar.

I had two of the coffee ones, one at lunchtime and one after work. That’s it, no more I promise!

Another work day tomorrow and then a couple of days off. Have a great week and I’ll see you again soon.

4 responses »

  1. The bag pattern is one of my favourites. I agree the assembly of the inner and outer bags isn’t the best. I’ve discovered by making both bags the same height as the outer bag you can assemble them together in the traditional way of leaving a turning gap in the inner bag and placing them inside each other with the top gusset section sandwiched in between. It is easy to sew and gives me a neater finish

  2. Yes, that sounds the same as how I’ve made it before. I know Whitney Sews has a good version that I enjoyed making. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Looks a great place to be a happy place – yarn hook and slippers! Then the bag’s great and the treats look, well, a real treat! Thanks for sharing. I am now off to find my yarn and stick and might dive into leftover cake a friend brought over today!

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