I don’t know how to knit, and these days I am short on the patience required to fashion an entire bag in crochet (though I do have my eye on several patterns I’d like to try this spring). But I love the idea of a knit bag. And I love making new things from old things. This one used to be a pretty thrifted sweater. Now it’s a pretty tote – caught somewhere between winter and spring, kinda like this month.
What a clever person you are! It’s it great to recycle and come up with something so creative and useful.
I saw this on the Craft: blog and I just wanted to tell you how amazing this bag is! Definitely one of the cutest transformation bags I’ve seen.
Carrie Ellis says
I love the combination of your liner fabric with the sweater. Beautiful work!
i absolutely adore it!!! beautiful
hooray – i finally get around to my promised blog walking. 🙂 that bag is great! i’m jealous, because i am pretty much craft-retarded. your posts are wonderfully written, and the pictures are beautiful. glad to finally have a chance to visit! 🙂
You continue to amaze me with your creativity…the bag is beautiful!
Gorgeous! You are so talented- you always create beautiful things with such character.
Julie S says
HI, I ran across your blog searching for information about PWOC. I’m a military wife as well and attend PWOC here at Ft. Benning. I stayed and read when I saw your tote bag! It’s beautiful! I love to sew as well and ventured into quilting this past year! God bless you and your family! Your sewing is beautiful! Julie
I love it! Very pretty!
Love the tote. Please post a tutorial or something. I have taken up knitting for sweaters and stuff. I am going to take a class real soon, but I love Crochet too, I am working on my first Chemo Cap. I would like to do a bunch of them for next winter if possible. That is an area that has my heart.
Crystal…I just love that tote!!!! Sooo very creamy!
julie (jane's apron) says
the tote is really, really pretty..you have a great eye for details.
What a great tote 🙂 I was directed to your blog by a friend, she said we had a few things in common, so I spent quite a bit of time last night reading all of your archives. What an amazing experience yo have had and what a testament to your faithful to the Lord is is. I am a believer, too and in 2004, my younger brother (who is now a discharged Marine) was deployed to Iraq for 6mo. I have experienced a glimmer of what you have. Thank the Almighty that your DH returned safely to you and your daughter. Praise God for His wonderful blessings!!
Like you, I’m a crafty mama who uses her sewing and crafting as an outlet (hey, it’s so much cheaper than therapy). I don’t know how to crochet, but I knit.
I hope you don’t mind of I subscribe to your blog, I am always in search of inspiring mamas, especially those that love the Lord. And I definitely feel that you fit the bill 🙂
I love the buttons holding on the handles – very cute touch!