I started making a log cabin afghan in March, but quickly realized that I did not want an afghan with that yarn. It was not something that I wanted to curl up under. So this month I decided that it would become a bag. I made another log cabin square but with the other color as the center, so that the two sides were the same but different. Then I picked up stitches on 3 sides of both squares and knitted for a while, then I joined them together using the kitchener stitch. I then picked up 8 stitches on one side and knitted the strap, also using the kitchener stitch to join it to the other side of the bag. I had some patriotic fabric in my stash, so I sewed a zippered lining out of it with a zippered pocket inside. Next I hand sewed the lining inside of the bag. It is a large bag to: 19” wide x 18” high x 2” deep.I made this Star Wars Imperial Square earlier this week. I was hoping to donate to a charity, but it is to big for the charity I had in mind. I might add to it and make an afghan for a family member.
I crochet these 5 granny squares for A Hug for Boston, which is giving afghans to victims of the Boston marathon bombing.
Here are two more pouches that I made using the 1909 machine knitting loom at work.
Here are the 6 sides of a blessing block that I made as an example for kids at church. I also put the "Truth" side, the chalice, and the milestone marker on 3 others for the kids.