It bothers me to use all of those plastic bags at the grocery store. I almost always have to double them so all of my items won't spill out all over the parking lot. It is a little embarrassing crawling around on your hands and knees looking for a can of soup that rolled away under a car after the bag split open. Not to mention all the harm the bags cause to our environment. And then animals getting caught in them or eating them. Not a good thing. I searched around Ravelry for a pattern for a grocery bag. Saturday Market Bag by Jodie Danenberg fit the bill. It's available on Ravelry as a free download. If you would like to get the pattern click here . I did do some revisions to the original pattern via disdressed blog.
The bag pattern was fairly easy. The pattern repeat is 4 rows. First you start with really big needles. Size US 15's to be exact. I then picked out some 100% cotton yarn. Lily Sugar'n Cream works well for this application. I purchased the super size and the colorway is Hot Pink. I got to learn a new stitch. The Kitchner stitch was new for me. I watched the video on knittinghelp.com so I knew what to do. I use that resource all the time!
I have to admit that my first try didn't turn out so well. This is my first attempt at the pattern. I knitted it exactly the way the pattern was written. I started a few weeks ago. I cast on for side number one and put it down and forgot where I was. I thought I could save it and just knit side two the same size. Can you tell I forgot to knit 2 pattern repeats! I seamed the two halves together still hoping to salvage my knitting time. The bag is really long and very short. It's the perfect size to carry a gigantic zucchini.
Or I could use it for my feet as a papoose?
Maybe Bear would like to lay on it. Nope, he doesn't like it either! I know just what to do.....Oh yeah, that's right.....Rip It! Rip It! Rip It!