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In Which I Become a Bag Lady

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In February I used my evil enabling powers to spread the word about the Namaste Bitty Bag.
This month, I've been doing a bit of shopping on Etsy. Tee hee.
First up is a box bag from Bad Amy Knits-

Bad Amy Knits had some fabric from the same collection as the fabric in my beloved bat project bag from The Silver Pumpkin. This doesn't quite capture my excitement. Let's try that again. She has trick or treating black cat fabric that matches my trick or treating bat bag. (She also had fabric that matches another knitting bag I own and fabric that matches a corset I own!)

The box bag is super sturdy. I think there is interfacing between the layers of fabric. It's probably not even necessary to use point protectors on my needles, but I will anyway.

Next up is 2 ladybug bags from Sock Diva-

The adorable little one on the left is the Omiyagi Ladybug size. It's just a little too small for cramming a knitting project in, but it's perfect for keys, ID, and cell phone. The one …

WIP: Coquena the Llama

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Coquena the Llama has been a pretty epic crochet project.
So far she's gone from this

to this

to this

The pattern has been very easy to follow, even for a not-very-experienced crocheter. I had a little bit of trouble with the hat. It came out too big when I followed the instructions, so I'm going to redo it to a custom size now that I've put the llama's head together. The loop stitch is actually very easy to do, but it eats up a ton of yarn! I'm using Mission Falls 136, a DK weight superwash Merino. My only big complaint about the pattern is it doesn't include yardage estimates. I've posted the amounts I used on Ravelry, but I haven't weighed partial skeins.