Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Brainstorm . . . Market Totes

Ok, because the people for whom I knit gifts read this blog, I will have to keep this page in draft mode until December 26. Damn.

But I do my best work brainstorming via blog, so here we go.

I want to make market bags for people, since I always love how they look.

I get random emails from Lily Sugar N Cream, and last month they featured free patterns for a few market bags.

Jeans Tote (crochet)

Melon Pocket Bag (knit)

Super cute! I got to searching, and found a bunch of patterns I like.

A Granny Square bag, which will be for Emily, since she's a pro at Granny Squares.

A Montavilla Market Tote

A Lean to the Left tote

(and it's completely a coincidence that all the best pictures for the different bags were the same color yarn)

Update: November 12, 2011

I started Emily's Granny Square tote with some very funky Lily Sugar n Cream cotton yarn. I need to get some more, since it doesn't go as far as I thought. I think it's going to be cute.

I think I'm going to do this one for Stephanie:

It has a very cool bottom:

Update: January 9, 2012.

These both came out really good!

For Emily:



I used Lily Sugar n' Cream "Red" and "Cottage Twist".
I told Chris that it was for when she goes to the street markets in Germany (she moved today! BOO!).
Chris: "Oh, they have street markets there?"
Me: "Sure . . . they're very European over there."
Chris: "What with it being Europe . . ."

For Stephanie:

The "Grrlfriend Market Bag"

Emily's Market Bag


This came out so cute! I love the color, and Steph is a very "Sunshiney" person, so I think it fits.