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My New Favorite Pattern
Saturday, June 24, 2006

Exchange Bag #2I'm not big on making the same thing twice. In fact, the only things I've made more than once were basics, like scarves and hats and the little bags I knit on my machine for Christmas presents...oh and Lulu sweaters. Okay, so I've made many things more than once, but the point I was unsuccessfully trying to make here was about my new favorite pattern: The Exchange Bag from Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I made one a few weeks ago and it's come in so handy on short walks with the dog that I made another. This time, though, I went a little color happy. I used dark brown and pink (a favorite color combination of mine) and came up with a flirty little bag for summer. I made the strap longer so I can comfortably wear it across my body. The brown and pink bag came out a little smaller than the previous bag -- I crocheted it tighter to compensate for the stretching the other bag encountered after a few uses. The new bag hasn't stretched out yet, but I'm sure it will. I screwed up the pattern a bit on the middle part of the bag, but only a crocheter who knew what the bag was supposed to look like would notice. I brought the bag out to my mom's house last weekend and she liked it so much I offered to make her one, as a belated Mother's Day present. You know it's a good pattern if I agree to make one for someone! I'm a notoriously selfish knitter (or crocheter, in this instance). I'm going to make it in basic black. Now I just have to haul my ass to P&S to get the crochet nylon.


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