Monday, April 8, 2013

Inspired to be a CopyCat!

Sometimes I just can't help it something just grabs my attention and my mind starts racing.  Karen Kahle had a wonderful bag that she crocheted last week and I wanted to see what the wool yarn that I hand~dyed would look like crocheted.  So off to find just the right crochet hook and pop over to Lucy's  blog  Attic24 where Karen had found a wonderful pattern for the tote she made. 
Sometimes I like a pop of color and boy did I acheive it with this bag and is it ever sturdy.  I used 4 ply wool yarn and it hooked up really fast in just one evening. 
So yes I was inspired to be a copycat.....Thanks to Lucy and Karen!
Sunday afternoon we stopped by JoAnn's and I found this prim color of cotton yarn and I think with a bit of black mixed in here and there I just might crochet up something else.  It isn't quite as bright as the picture shows.  The color is buttercream even sounds delish!

So be inspired to be a copycat  in a good sort of way and get those hands busy creating!
Happy Trails....Ginger


Three Sheep Studio said...

Love your brightly colored bag.
Beautiful, cheerful colors !

patijane's primitives said...

Ok Miss Copycat, I knew you would have to make one and I love it. Now you can make me one just like it. Colors are great!!!!!!!Have a good week..blessings,patijane

Saundra said...

I was inspired by Karen's tote too and now yours, but haven't started mine yet. Hopefully I'll decide what to use.... the yarn I have, buy something more firm similar to jute so it isn't as floppy? But meanwhile I uncovered that UFO so will work on that.

Great beauty you crocheted.


Karen said...

Hi Ginger,
Always fun to have a pop of color now and then. The bag is beautiful - and being a copy cat is okay - we love seeing how someone else does the piece.
What pretty new yarn.
Many blessings,

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful bag, I haven't crocheted in years. I do love seeing all of the fun yarns that they have now.


primitivebettys said...

I saw that bag the other day too... and am itching to make one for myself! Yours is a beauty! :-0

The Evening Stitcher said...

I love that bag, Ginger! I was thinking of making one for myself, but I didn't have the bright colors. Guess I'll have to go buy some...Yours turned out so pretty...great job!

The Joy of Needlework said...

What neat handbag and the dyed wool yarn is beautiful. Great work. LenZie

HomeSpunPrims said...

Awesome tote/purse Ginger!! I love those bright and cheerful colors. That looks like a lot of fun to make. I love that yarn you found too. Hugs, Lori

Anonymous said...

Love the bag, so pretty! Love the picture of Eva Mae too, what a little sweethear she is.