I'm hoping that June will be a month that sees me catching up with all my works-in-progress. I've got a provisional timetable to help me get things completed. Which I think is not too unrealistic. So it was with a great sense of satisfaction that I was able to tick the first one off the list this afternoon.
Here is my lovely, bright and beautiful Rosie Posie Granny Bag.
The motif, of which I made 44, is the Rosie Posie Grannie Square by Sandra Paul of the Cherry Heart blog.
I originally started this project back in March. All keen and excited but I never got much further than the 7 squares I had originally done. The project has been lying around for ages, with the occasional square completed. When we visited Grace, last weekend, I wanted a portable crochet project to take with me, so picked up this one. And do you know, I was amazed at how quickly I completed the remaining squares over the course of that weekend. I left Grace's with only four squares to complete.
This week I have joined them all and crocheted a small stripey border along the top of the bag.
For the lining I have copied the idea I saw on Daffy Suburbia's blog, The Suburban Daffodil, for using a bought bag as the lining. I bought a cheap cotton tote bag from Primark with a lovely flower print on it.
I already had handles I wanted to use, bought years and years ago but still lying around waiting to be employed. I turned the Primark bag inside out and used the original handles from the bag as loops to attach the new handles.
I'm very pleased with this project. It'll be great to use in the summer for days out. And it would also make an excellent yarn-holding bag!
One project ticked off the list, several more to go! Have a good weekend.