About two weeks ago I found a picture of a knit tote bag that I really liked. I fell in love with the construction, the color, the whole bag! I knew I wanted to make it, but there was one problem…I could not find the pattern.
I had surgery on Tuesday, so as a result of that and some personal things going on in my life, I haven’t been sleeping well. So, on Friday night (Early Saturday morning, around 2:26 am) I found myself lying awake in bed. So, I picked up my phone and started looking up things online.
I thought about the bag after being up for about 30 minutes, so I started searching for it. After about 20 minutes of searching I had found it. I almost started yelling in bed. 😜
So, Saturday morning I got up, made breakfast, took a shower and hit the road (rather slowly since I just had surgery) on a quest to get the materials needed to make my bag.
I stopped by Joann’s where I found the yarn that I plan to use. The pattern calls for 2 or 3 skeins or yarn, so I picked up three to be on the safe side. Here is the yarn that I chose.
I knew from the start that I wanted to line the bag, so I searched Joann’s for fabric. They used to have a lot of really nice fabric there, but I was really hard pressed to find something that I liked. But, after 20 minutes of walking back and forth, I finally found it.
I wanted a fabric that had green in it, and this one matches perfectly. So, after getting the fabric cut, I sashayed over to the aisle where the needles are kept. The pattern calls for size 13 straight and circular needles. I use the bamboo needles because I love the smoothness. Well, to my surprise Joann’s had every size in stock but 13. I had planned to check Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, but after hitting the mall to find some work shoes, the fact that I had surgery a few days before caught up with me. So, I went home. I will pick up the needles this week. Although I am dying to start this project, I am currently working on another project, so I can wait.
I will swing by the thrift store to find a purse that I can cut the straps off of to use for this bag.
Pictures to one once I get the bag started.
Peace and blessings,