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Topic: En Fuego! (A Saturday Market Bag)  (Read 1752 times)
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« on: June 18, 2007 11:46:48 AM »

The basics: Saturday Market Bag using the 2-strap, no-bottom-seam modifications by disdressed.  Instead of the garter stitch edging, I crocheted 1 rnd of sc and 2 rnds of dc, then picked up stitches for the garter stitch straps, which I joined using a 3 needle bindoff. And I crocheted a flower using this tutorial. (She notes that her European "dc" is an American "sc".)  I had a hard time seaming the sides of the bag and I messed up the join on the handles (uh, hence the crocheted flower) -- next time I'll probably do the 3 needle bindoff at the top of the handles where it's less noticeable, sew the straps to the bag (ugh), or learn kitchener stitch.

My bag is smaller: about 9" tall and 12" wide, unstretched, not counting the handles. It stretches like crazy but I haven't put anything heavy in it yet to see just how much.

I used about 165 yards of Rowan Linen Print in Blush (the yarn's been discontinued).  The stitch pattern in the colorway that I used makes me think of flames.  (Plus the weather's been superhot and I just wasn't inspired by my heavy wool WIPs.)

And one gratuitous closeup of the flower Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 11:50:25 AM »

Too cute!  I love the shape and the yarn!

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007 11:52:59 AM »

Love the yarn!!! this has been on my list of To Knit's!!! Thanks for showing!

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 12:25:15 PM »

OT, but your subject reminded me of an old job, when we would run around shouting (for no particular reason), "Mi cuerpo es en fuego!" (My body is on fire!)  We also occassionally said, "Mi gato de queso es en fuego!" (My cheese cat is on fire.)  Not sure why, except that it was fun to say.

The bag is very cool, though.  I love the color of the yarn!

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 12:33:41 PM »

I love that better than the original. The yarn color is fabulous and I love the little flower.

Really pretty!

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 05:45:47 AM »

I love that better than the original. The yarn color is fabulous and I love the little flower.

Really pretty!

I second that! 

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