I then used the join as you go method to put it all together. I had attempted this with my One-A-Day project and hated it and pulled it out and am sewing that blanket together. However, I had much better luck this time and like how it all came together.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I have been so busy this week that I didn't even know I had won my first giveaway. I was so surprised when I came home for lunch on Friday and had a message from Deb. She was one of my first followers. I don't know how I missed that I had won, except that I have just gone back to work after 4 months of staying home to recover from a knee replacement. I have been so busy, I don't know how I used to get everything done before. This week I feel like I can't catch up with anything. Yesterday, I admit, I indulged in resting and crochet. I let the house stay messy and ignored all the chores that were yelling at me "come clean me". Last weekend I decided I would make myself another bag. I have a thing for bags. I made about 15 of them this summer. It was too hot to work on blankets and I needed to keep busy. I have gifted most of them and a couple of days ago I gave the rest of them to one of our local churches for a charity sale they are having. I did keep two for myself. The first Lucy bag I made and Pink Striped bag (the one in my side pictures) are mine. I have been intrigued with all the granny square bags I have seen and decided I could make one for myself.
It works up so fast and if I hadn't already sewn 7 rows together on the blanket, I would go with this method. I made the mistake of not practicing first before attempting the method on the blanket. I crocheted a border on the bag, made the handles and lined it with some purple gingham I had leftover from something I made for my daughter and tah dah...