Sunday, October 5, 2008

Market Bags

When Brian visited recently he gave me a lesson on crocheting his Crochet Market Bag which he designed for "Peaches 'n Creme". The kit may be purchased on "Peaches" site. It was fun to crochet.

Melissa are you proud of me? Melissa and I have this little challenge going on. I'll crochet if she learns to knit!
I ran out of yarn for the handles and fortunately had a matching colorway in my stash.
I bet people were wondering why I was taking pictures of my market purchases!
So, then I was addicted and made another one out of mercerized cotton. I like the shiny effect. I decided I was going to crochet one of these for all the women I gift to at Christmas......NOT!!!! My crochet speed leaves a little to be desired.

I have crocheted a little in the be honest! I crocheted the Martha Steward poncho when that was popular.

On another note, (click --->)PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sent this request to the founders of "Ben 'N Jerry's Ice Cream" (of Vermont) last week. They want the ice cream manufaturer to use breast milk in their product. I have nothing against breast feeding (my daughters were breastfed) but this is taking things a little too far. I could take this information in quite a few funny directions. However, I will spare you and let you use your imagination.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Love the bags! However, it still does not want to make me what to learn to crochet.

    No comment about the breast milk in ice cream.

  2. Okay, once apon a time PETA was wonderful. Having made the choice to become a vegetarian (for ethical reasons) at a young age I supported their cause. They were about ending animal testing and animal abuse. Some time in the 90's the whole organization lost it's collective mind! I think they are suffering from madcowlovers disease.

    On the other hand if our country's young women started working as producers at our dairy farms there would finally be some new jobs created in this country, and you wouldn't need a masters degree!

    Seriously, though, nice job on the market bags! I'm glad you enjoyed making them.

  3. I used to crochet, but it was hard on my hands so I bagged it (ducking... !)

  4. Good job on the bags, but like Deb said, doesn't make me want to crochet, LOL. About the PETA proposal... Well. That's just amazingly bizarre. :P

  5. Your bags look great! I really love that red one. They definitely make me want to crochet! :)
    As for the breast milk in ice cream...all I can say is EEEwwwwww!

  6. Love the market bags! And congrats on learning the art of crochet. (from another one who is trying to learn to knit)
    Think I will pass on making a comment about changing what kind of milk is used in ice cream.

  7. great bags! I still don't knowhow to crochet either!

  8. Love the market bags. I have an old pattern for one of these and have been wanting to try it for long time - thanks for the inspiration

  9. I do know how to crochet and I do like the idea of having those to bring things home in instead of the plastic ones (tho I need a few plastic ones now and then because I put Thor's, ummm, deposits in them to toss out ;P. Anyway the bags look wonderful!!!

    With all that the government has to do to make sure cow's milk is pure, I'm not sure women would want to go though the same processes ;P.

  10. Yay Joansie!!! You did a wonderful job on your bag... :) Far better than I did on my first attempt at knitting. Its ok though, I am not going to give up. I think I will try finding a video tutorial and see if that will help. If you know of any free ones online, please share. I am bound and determind to atleast learn how to knit a dishcloth!! Then maybe ascarf. And someday I hope to knit a pair of socks. The knit socks look so cool. :)