beautiful grocery bag

Here’s another gorgeous grocerybag my sister made. She ships from Japan and still has FREE shipping! I swear you can’t offer that in the states. I have several of her shopping bags already, and yes, they are high quality and last a long, long time.

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Please pin the Etsy listing, or her shop, and share. Every look is a step closer to finding the right person who would just love this bag….

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knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton

I figured out how to make the shape of shawl I was going for after last month’s fail. This one is exactly what I wanted. The triangle drifts off to the side, and the pattern is simple garter stitch, no frills, so the colors do all the talking.

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I used Lion brand cotton yarn, and am very happy with it. I bought two skeins because I thought the yardage (380) wouldn’t be enough, but it worked out just fine. Size 11 needles, so it only took a few days. Since I have an extra skein, I’ll just have to knit a second one that someone will get next Christmas. 🙂

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The color is called “flower garden.” I think how it knits up is different than how it looks in the skein photo. All my eye really sees in the finished garment is “pink.”

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It reminds me of the milk left over after you’ve eaten your Fruit Loops.

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I would definitely buy this yarn again. It is soft, easy to work with, and has a nice drape.

beautiful tote bag

I know we’re getting close to Christmas and we are all shopped-out, but my sister just listed this beautiful tote bag in her Etsy store. She always makes unique items, and her craftsmanship is excellent.  Maybe you will feel like giving yourself a treat with this pretty bag? SOLD, Thank you!

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She ships from Japan, and she is still listing it for free shipping.