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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Knitting String

Remember this?  I don’t think it’s really string, but that’s what it feels like – knitting cotton I think.
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With a bit of perseverance, I’m not a speedy knitter by any means, this is what I ended up with.  Two veggie/fruit bags to take shopping.  Now that single use plastic bags are a thing of the past, we have to think what to do with the loose produce we want to buy, although I notice that larger quantities are still bagged.

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Two produce bags

Just had to change the pattern.  The overall lacy design on the bottom of the larger bag was not difficult, but so slow to knit with those big needles.  So after several rows I changed to garter stitch, and it went much quicker.  The smaller bag was knitted in alternate rows of garter stitch and holes.

As we had recently returned from our recent Aussie Adventure holiday there was another job to get on with.  I had made this quilt as a memory quilt to record the adventures on our first Australian rail trip.  With plenty of spare room on the sashings it now records the adventures we have enjoyed over four Aussie Adventures.  Places we stayed, scenery, attractions visited, rides, exotic (to us) food eaten, any thing of interest got written down.  It is a visual diary of our holidays.  Of course, the quilt was constructed with Australian, mostly Aboriginal inspired designs.

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Aussie Adventure quilt

So that’s been my week – what have you been getting up to?

16 comments:

Sheryl said...

Good morning Jenny what a great idea those bags are and they are such a pretty colour.
Wow your memory quilt looks fantastic and I love it hanging on your wall,what a great way to remember your trip,well done on your beautiful work xx

Janice said...

A very productive week. The quilt is such a great record of your travels. I bet everyone who visits your home has a bit of a read.

Janice said...

The produce bags are a great idea too. They look nice and cheerful in the bright blue.

Jo said...

That is such a fantastic idea. Brilliant.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great job on the produce bags. A friend gifted me with several made from net curtain charity finds....worked a treat! Love your Aussie quilt too xx

Kate said...

Jenny, I like the bags that you've knitted and love the colour!

June's Jottings said...

What a great idea you have with your knitting Jenny, and although the knitting cotton may feel like string, it was string bags the Grandma used to use!

I absolutely love what you have done with your Aussie Quilt - a fabulous idea to remember your trips - love your work.

Kim said...

Such a fabulous idea to imagine and stitch a quilt oozing with memories of your Australian travels. Love those string bags, too....such a pretty colour.

Maria said...

Good job of knitting up your produce bags..
Your Aussie Quilt is a great finish and holds many memories'

A great Alladins cave is Pete's Emporium...

CathieJ said...

I love your Aussie quilt. What a great way to memorialize your adventures. I like those bags that you knitted. I try not to use too many single use plastic bags any more. I have a stash of reusable bags in the trunk of my car, but I could use some produce bags. These are great.

Sarah said...

Great string bags and a fantastic quilt!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have switched to cloth bags but some knitted ones might be nice for produce. I hope that more will switch from plastic but many in America still use them.

Lyndsey said...

You are so right, reusable bags are a must. I love your Aussie memory quilt, such a great idea.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great idea for the bags, and great quilt!

Karen S said...

Your string bags are such a smart idea. And they will get a lot of use.
Lovely to see the final details on your quilt, too. How lovely it looks.

Tired Teacher said...

Nice bags - I used large, canvas bags for my groceries for about 30 years, but I don't have any produce bags. Thanks for the inspiration to make some.