Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cubs Bag

Here is my mom, looking grumpy:

We had the following conversation about it.
Me: You look so grumpy!
Mom: I hate pictures, I always look so bad in them.
Me: Of course you will, if you insist on looking grumpy!

While I am all for general and widespread grumpiness, I firmly believe that one's pictures of oneself should be as silly and outrageous as possible. No one can say anything bad about you if they're too busy laughing.

However, that is not the point of this post. The point of this post is to show off the Cubs bag I made for my mom's birthday in June.

It's the Everlasting Bagstopper from knitty, and I had to make one because everyone else was. I even used Jen's yarn like everyone else did - soft, stretchy and superwash. This is two skeins of the "Go Cubs Go!" colorway. People kept telling me it was very patriotic, but only if you believe that being a Cubs fan is essential to being a good citizen (which I do).

I let her pick out the handles and drawstring, which is good, because I would have totally guessed wrong on the length she wanted. She christened it with a trip to a Cubs game she got for her birthday, and I am told that it does in fact expand as much as promised.
It's a great, quick, and easy pattern, and I'm very tempted to make one for myself. Perhaps in Superbowl Shuffle?

In Summary:
Yarn: Go Cubs Go! by Knitting Like Crazy, two skeins sock yarn held together (100% superwash wool, I think)
Pattern: Everlasting Bagstopper from knitty
Needles: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) and 10.5 (6.0 mm) 24" circulars
Time: Less than a week. Once you get to the body, this moves really fast
Cost: Not telling, but you can probably figure it out


Anonymous said...

Grumpiness in Mom's. Naw! your mom is "play-acting" to make your friends SMILE AND LAUGH.

Just a different way to "look" at it.

I am the same way-----

Is there a WHITE SOX bag??

Lorna's Mom Hehehe Carol

Valerie said...

Sarah -

That looks very cub-ish (if that is a real word, which I doubt). I am sure that your mother will like it because it is useful and you made it for her.

DK said...

Love it! I may have to make one of those myself. I've been all about the reusable bags did I not know about this pattern?

Carrie Penny said...

I keep looking at this pattern and thinking I will make it, but I don't... It is one the one day... One day list now... I love yours!

Vicki said...

Are you going to Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair this weekend in Crystal Lake, Illinois? Elizabeth, Jessica, and I will all be there on Saturday. Vicki

Anonymous said...

I am not grumpy.