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11/13/2009 10:58:30 AM
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Is the Canapone Hemp yarn a limited edition yarn?

I think about knitting a market bag now and then, but I know what will happen. It`ll sit in the trunk with all the other reusable bags that I always forget to TAKE with me into the supermarket.

-Marie
http://smariek.blogspot.com
11/13/2009 11:12:45 AM
vamanta
vamanta
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Thanks Marie. It`s an Elann yarn that I misspelled, Canapone. I used it doubled for gauge and it makes the bag more substantial anyway. I like this pattern better others I looked at due to the wide strap. I knit my strap too long but upon reflection I think my aunt will prefer to wear it crossbody anyway.

I think my Whole Foods shoppin` relatives in TX will love the bags (especially in hemp) plus the completed bag in Canapone is nearly weightless so handy for traveling.

Joan
11/13/2009 11:30:52 AM
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I like the one wide strap bags, they sit on my shoulder better than bags with 2 straps.

-Marie
http://smariek.blogspot.com
11/13/2009 11:32:54 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
I like it Joan, I like it.
11/13/2009 11:53:25 AM
kellygirl
kellygirl
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What a great gift! Doubling the canapone is a great idea. May have found a use for the couple of balls I have buried somewhere around here.
11/13/2009 5:04:07 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
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I agree, what a nice market bag! More and more stores where I live are giving credit for "bring your own bag". I felt out of place and sort of guilty when I made an unplanned stop into Trader Joes recently and was the only one it seemed who did not bring their own bags.
11/14/2009 7:30:41 AM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
Very nice!
I have been thinking of market bags for gifts, too -although I do like the supermarket paper bags - I reuse them all (sigh)!
11/14/2009 7:47:38 AM
vamanta
vamanta
Posts 1657
Marta, I like the plastic bags because I reuse them as trash bags and, ahem, when I walk the dog. I do feel a bit guilty when the people in front & behind me have their reusable bags but it`s plastic for me.

J.
11/14/2009 11:07:40 AM
benne
benne
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Love you bag! That`s a good-looking market bag, love the bear peeking out too. :)

Benne
11/14/2009 12:01:39 PM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
In the old days, before coming to the US, I used to go to the market on Sat. mornings with a big wicker basket or rafia bag that would carry home most of the vegetables and fruits for the week. (So it strikes me as somewhat funny to see this phenomenon played out as a "new thing"...) But even back then, I would use the supermarket plastic bags as you do, for trash or whatever. As long as they are not thrown away unused, I think it is just as virtuous to get the plastic or paper bags that will keep you from buying trash bags - small ones, anyway...
Having said that, I love market bags in general, and your version in particular.:)
11/15/2009 3:07:48 PM
Trish
Trish
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I love that bag, Joan. Was it a pain to double it with that particular yarn?
11/16/2009 12:03:05 PM
vamanta
vamanta
Posts 1657
Trish, no more a pain that with any other yarn. I did keep the 2 balls separated in their own zip lock bag to avoid the evil twisting.

J.
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