Hi, Y'all! I trust you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We took a little road trip to Virginia for a visit with Youngest & her husband. We shopped Saturday, went to church on Sunday then we were able to get most of her garden planted yesterday before we started home. She wanted tomatoes, onions, corn & pepper plants. Can you guess who forgot to take pictures? Ah well. Here's a look at a few of my multiplying onions that were planted last fall. They look like any other green onions until they start to multiply; then they seed out at the top & you have new sets for your next crop. Isn't that cool. We've been using them all spring since early March. We love these onions so I try to keep a constant supply of them by rotating plantings every season except in the wintertime. I harvested several tops this mornin' to be planted in about a month.
After seeing all the great bags Melanie has made I had to knit one up for myself. I used the Everlasting Bagstopper pattern with Sugar & Cream yarn in their Swimming Pool colorway. Self shot using the bathroom mirror. ;) (How do you like my new pink & green towels...chuckles.)
I wanted a handle that would be hefty enough to grab onto so I double stranded the yarn, used size 5 needles & alternated stockinette with garter stitches. It's 18 inches long & two inches wide. Will it hold much? I'm amazed how much the body of the bag will stretch. Here it's holding 19 balls of yarn & lookin' kinda goofy, but you get the idea.
Have a great springy-knitty week, Y'all! :)
I love your bag and what a great shade of blue. I love onions out of the garden, but didn't know you could cut those things off the top and plant them. (smacks self on forehead) ha ha Hope your lovin life in the south. It's cold and SNOWING here.... AGAIN! This has been a very strange year. It should have been done in the begining of April.ReplyDelete
Is that bee balm behind those onions? I am being nosy!ReplyDelete
Hi Susan, I didn't think to mention the bee balm. You're right, of course. This one is red.ReplyDelete
That bag is great!! I've seen that pattern before, but it never hit me as something I'd like until I saw yours. Lovely colors too.ReplyDelete
And I do like your new bath duds!
I've never tried onions. I have such hard clay down here, I'm bereft to try anything that is a root plant. We tried carrots a few times and it was laughable. The poor stubby things.
Hope your daughter's garden grows beautifully! So sweet of you to help her out.
Cool bag! That's a really nice one.ReplyDelete
See now that bag looks awesome! I really like the way you did your handle. I might have to try that one.
Hey, I do like those towels btw. Nice color combo.
That is one beautiful bag and I like the colour you chose.ReplyDelete
Your bathroom towels are a very nice colour combo.
Love the bag and the color. You've inspired me to make a few more. There really are alot of patterns out there. Cool handle. The towels are very pretty, our Linen's and Things is going out, maybe I'll get some new ones too. Hope you are having a wonderful southern spring. I so miss the south.ReplyDelete
I love the bag and the color. Oh yeah your towel colors are awesome. Would you know the kind of onions they are? I want to try growing some and I think your idea of rotating is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Toni, I love the bag, wish I had more time to try different projects. Sorry I keep missing you to chat. Hope to talk soon.ReplyDelete
I keep saying I am going to make one of these. Maybe I'll start one today. Yeah right.ReplyDelete
I like the bag you made. What part of Virginia were you visiting? That's my state.ReplyDelete
Love your bag!! Great idea doubling up on the yarn. You have a nice sturdy handle there :) Thanks for the idea...I'll have to remember that tip!!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I love the bag!!!ReplyDelete
I enjoy your blog so much. Such pretty pictures and inspiring ideas. I made the grocery bag and LOVE it! i couldn't believe how easy it was - except for how time-consuming that handle was to make! Took almost as long as the whole bag. I do really love it tho :) Keep up the good work :) Mary B/CAReplyDelete