Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dealing with Boredom

This last Monday I underwent a minor surgery.  Unfortunately during the surgery there was a complication and I had to have exploratory surgery as well.  All this means that I am home for the week to recover.  Some people may find a week off of work to be delightful, but I have had too many days off in the last month and a half that I am tired of it.  Plus I am not able to do a lot of things and pretty much stuck on the couch.  Should I also mention that daytime television stinks!

Good thing my hobby is crafts!  My latest creation a granny square bag.

The bag is not my idea.  I found the idea on Raverly, an online community of knitters, crocheters and spinners.  With a general idea of how to construct the purse, I did the rest of the design as I went.  It was a really easy bag to make.  All I did was create three granny squares and seam them together.  The strap was made by braiding 18 strands of t-shirt yarn and knotting the ends.  Easy.  The entire bag was created in about 3 hours.  I am still trying to decide if I want to sew in a liner to prevent smaller objects from falling out, but until then the bag works great.


  1. OK! I have a great deal of Maine wool that I have hand-dyed, which I was thinking would make a great multi-colored purse, but not inspired by my own brain or patterns until now. Thank you! With luck, I will felt it and add a liner. But the first step is to start! Thanks again!

  2. @ K and C; So glad that this inspired you. It was a fun purse to make and I get lots of comments on it. Would love to see yours when you are finished.