It’s been just over three years since I started this blog and I wanted to do something for you to acknowledge the occasion. It’s been great to meet so many of you through your comments and blogs! So, if you’d like to leave a comment between today and next Saturday, June 4 at midnight EST, I’ll pick a number at random and mail this hemp market bag to wherever the winner happens to be in the world!
The pattern I used is the No Plastic Please Mesh Tote by Elisa Contolini and The Purl Bee from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting. I thought Hemp for Knitting Allhemp6 would be perfect for this type of bag — it’s durable, sturdy and only gets better with wear and washing. It’s my all-time favourite yarn for washcloths for these very reasons. I made one minor modification to the pattern — in addition to crocheting the side seams I also widened the straps slightly by crocheting around the inside of the I-cord handles.
Thank you very much for reading these past years! I’ll let you know who will be giving the bag a home next Sunday and will contact the winner directly for their mailing address.