Anyway, I didn't bring crochet or anything, but finally finished up this string grocery bag I had been working on forever. My own fault. I made it bigger, I changed the handles, I used sportsweight cotton and a small hook, I frogged and redid the handles 3 times, you get my drift. I like the pattern and will make it again, using worsted cotton and a bigger hook. I admit, it holds a lot,tons in fact, about 5 lbs of cotton yarn without any problem.
Pattern used: Gilly's Small String Bag (Rav link) and regular link
Yarn used: Omega Sinfonia-about 1 3/4 skeins of the fuchsia and about 1/3 skein or less of the Kiwi for the inside pocket and trim.
Note: Written in UK terms, but it's easy.
I added a few more of the ch 7 rows and a few more of the ch 5 rows and made the straps shoulder straps making it ch 100 for each instead of ch 25.
I also had a time with what I thought was the RS and what was the RS, but it's a grocery bag, so I finally let it go. I love the little pocket that is worked into the bag-perfect for your credit/debit card, cash or license.
Also, my brother had bought me my b'day present ages ago and he gave it to me this weekend. I asked him to MAKE me one and included the directions, but did he listen? No, he bought me one and also the WPI tool, so I guess I better get to some spinning eh? Nothing is left to buy for it and no more excuses!
But before I spin, I wanna make the bigger version of the Crazy Easy Retro Kerchief in some Pakucho Forest I bought off a Raveler. I have been buying more Pakucho, but can't find any in the Cafe any longer.
Hope everyone had a terrific holiday!