Kadie over at Seven Alive made this awesome market bag a few weeks ago. The pattern was free, found on the Lion Brand yarn site, and apparently labelled EASY so I was all over copying her. Hers turned out great.
Mine? Not so much.
Here is my first attempt at it. Notice how skinny the handle is? It's not supposed to be like that.
It's supposed to look like this:
Yeah! It's okay. You can laugh without feeling guilty. I'm STILL laughing at the comparison.
I wish I could say that this was the only part of the bag that I messed up, but it wasn't. Notice in the photo below how wonky the right side is from the left? I was adding stitches when I should have been reducing stitches (or something like that).
So,...I emailed Kadie and she helped me to figure out where I went wrong (oh so many places, lol) and I gave it another shot.
It's still a little wonky but if I move at a brisk pace with this baby on my arm, nobody will even notice.
In this shot, you can tell that the sides aren't quite even, but sooooo much better than that first attempt. Don't you agree?
I haven't actually used the market bag yet, so in the meantime it is decorating the kitchen.
And now an artsy black and white shot. :) (Yes, I was playing with the camera today, lol)
I'm going to move onto slippers next I think. It'll be chilly enough for them before you know it.
This is where I'm partying:
Make it Great Monday (Etcetorize), Inspiration Board (Carolyn's Homework), Ta-Da Tuesday (Mommy by Day Crafter by Night), Wow Me Wednesday (Gingersnap Crafts), Fall Into Fall Its a Party (DIY by Design), Tip Toe Thru Thursday (Crayon Freckles), It's a Party (A Creative Princess), Stuff That Rocks (Madamyt), Thrifty Thursday (Thrifty and Fabulous), Hookin Up With Hepworths (House of Hepworths), Super Sweet Thursday Par-tay (Fabulously Flawed), Freestyle Friday (Happy Hour Projects), Potpourri Party (2805), Weekend Wander (While He Was Napping)