I mentioned over the last few posts that I’ve been really enjoying some hardcore crafting time lately, and I’m ecstatic to be able to announce that I’ve finally finished a crochet project that I started three, yes three, years ago.
The whole thing began with a vague idea of a market bag, but with a solid bottom, and then before I knew it, it had big round base and a drawstring fastening. And that’s how it stayed for a good two-and-a-half years, languishing at the bottom of a crate of yarn, unfinished and unloved. I came across it a few months ago, added the handle and a cord for the drawstring, and hung it proudly on the end of the bannisters.
There’s a few bits to finish off – I need to find a smaller bead to add onto the drawstring, so I don’t need to keep knotting it as well, and I’m thinking about doing some aztec-y embroidery on the solid panels, but it’ll probably be another three years until I manage that..
I’m pretty pleased with it, and although I didn’t write the pattern down, I think it’d be pretty easy to figure out. If anyone fancies having a go, I’d be happy to post a tutorial for it – it’s turned out as a nice roomy bag, which has plenty of space for magazines, books, a camera and phone. Basically, all the essentials!