Our summer has just flown by despite not having a hectic schedule. I work full time during the week and have a family so life can be crazy during the school year with school, sports schedules, and other activities. I love the summer because we are really lackadaisical and I have a lot more free time. A couple of weeks ago I decided to use up some yarn that I had to make a bag. I worked over the course of the weekend and then finished it up at night during that work week. I love that feeling of complete obsession when I start a project and can't wait to see the finished product. I was obsessed with this bag and love how it turned out.
One of the things I love about crochet is making up projects as I go. I typically don't use patterns, although, I will sometimes use a pattern to get started on an idea. I also don't write down patterns for my projects but I want to remedy that soon. If I decide to make another item using the same pattern, I end up counting stitches on the finished piece as I'm making the new one. Simply writing down the pattern would probably make it easier so I guess that's something to work towards.
I started with the bottom of the bag and just made a giant round.
I also have an abundance of granny squares right now. In my attempt to use the yarn I have before buying more, I have made a lot of granny squares and have been looking for various uses. I think I may make some mismatched granny square bags as well.
More to come on the abundance of granny squares and what I end up doing with them (as I had discussedHERE
I have a sneaking suspicion that I will end up making more bags than I could ever expect to use.