Monday, 29 February 2016

Hurray for Leap Years!

All I can say, is thank goodness there's an extra day in the month this year, otherwise I would be struggling to get anything completed.

I had hoped to tick off two of the wips on my list, and if I get a move on, I may still have time this evening to achieve this goal.  In the meantime, I have completed one of the projects I was working on.  It's another crochet bag (you can see the one I made last year, here).

This one, as you can see is delightfully colourful.

I used the same granny square pattern as last time, the Rosie Posie Grannie Square by Sandra Paul.  It really is a great pattern and makes a lovely dense square.

I've used a canvas bag for the lining and the handles this time have been recycled from an old bag that had started to look shabby in the body.

I love it.  You can see details of the project and the pattern I used over on my Ravelry page, here.

And of course, the bag has contributed to my stash busting endeavours.  I used a total of 267g of Stylecraft Special DK for this project.  I've got a special notebook to record how I'm using up the stash and I'm hoping for even bigger reductions in March.

I'm linking this project to Linda's Stash Busting party, which is providing a wonderful incentive to get things finished.  Bring on the next wip!


  1. Well done on getting yet another project finished Janet it's a beautiful bag. I think I managed to get everything done I planned for Feb, now to decide what to tackle for March, as you say that extra day has helped. Thank you for linking. :) xx

  2. I love it, such a bright and cheerful bag, perfect now that we don't get carriers. I love the pattern for the square, a real delight. Hope you manage to get your project finished.

  3. Love your new bag. I've got quite the collection of crochet bags. I'm visiting from the Stash busting party.

    1. Thank you Linda. You can't beat a colourful crochet bag.

  4. That bag is wonderful Janet, just perfect!


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