Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My, What A Large ...

Ain't she a beaut?!


The bag ... not me ;-)
I'd have to say this is one of the biggest bags I've ever seen. I should be able to fit ALL my groceries in this baby! So now you know what I was working on by the fire to stave off cabin fever.

The pattern is free from Lion Brand and because I am so creative (read sarcasm) I used Cotton Ease in terracotta. Yes, you've seen that yarn here before. Like I said, I'm so creative ...

School's out again today (this is day number three) ... I'm running out of ideas to keep the little Indians from getting restless. I better start getting creative because we are supposed to be hit with another storm on Friday. I need get to the store (no more coffee!) - I'll just don my ice skates because the roads are frozen.

I can just hear some dirty old man in the grocery store now ... My, what a large rump roast, ahem, I mean, what a large bag you have my dear.

Update: Hit the store today before the big storm of epic proportions hits us on Friday (maybe - maybe not) and used my new bag. That thing fit at least 3 plastic bags worth. If I ever made another one of these I would shorten the handle; when this baby was loaded down it hung down to my knees!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

I like it!
We're going a bit nuts from being inside for so long. This weather is so strange. I told my honey I feel like I accidentally moved to Michigan or something! :c) I need to run out and get more chocolate before the next round of snow.

Over Yonder said...

Very nice bag! We are having crazy snow weather here too....almost as much the last bit as my homestate SD.

Jerri said...

Entertaining little boys can't be easy! I love the bag....which is easier to do knit or crochet? (I don't know how to crochet yet.)

Jerri

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Fabulous bag Adrienne! I think crocheted bags are so much better than knitted, much more sturdy, not nearly as stretchy. Nice color too! We've had very cold weather here but not enough snow to cancel school. Enjoy your boys...they'll be off to college before you know it!

MGM

Angela said...

That sure is a big one. I actually made that same bag back in the summmer with some yarn my mom got for me from a thrift store. It was a huge bag but the yarn was really, really stinky..like wet sheep with moth balls stinky. I tried everything I could think of to get the smell out..no luck, so I had to toss it! By the way...are you ready for 30 inches of snow to top off the 13 inches we have already..oh, and the 1 inch of ice we got yesterday? I long for summer!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love the size of that thing! We have gotten so much for winter than normal and I am loving it!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love the size of that thing! We have gotten so much for winter than normal and I am loving it!

Paula said...

You guys are just getting hit with crazy weather back there! We've had a fairly mild winter here on the west coast.
Love the bag and the color of it. It would be a little hard to carry when it's hanging down to your knees but I love that you can get so much in it!

Ruth said...

I love that bag. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip on shortening the handle.

We are supposed to get some snow here on Friday, too. It hasn't snowed lately but it's been very cold.

Ruth

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Too funny....Down to your knees laden with groceries. It is a beautiful bag -- and very handy. Have you ever tried using 100 percent cotton? I made a bunch of beach bags last summer and had the same problem with the handles -- man it stretched. Stay warm by the fire and let that snow come down.

Paige said...

I love that pic of you and your new bag!
Sounds like we're going to be getting some of that snow, too, starting on Sunday...here in Minneapolis/St. Paul the schools don't close for nothin', though. We've got the city plows and sand and salt going throughout the winter, so the roads here in the city proper are never too bad. (Much to the dismay of my son!)

Sara said...

I made that same bag several years ago. Now, where did I put it?....