I hope all of my dear readers are celebrating a wonderful Mother's Day with family and friends! I am off soon to have brunch with my three adult children, though DH is off to his first day of the season as High Country Ranger for our local forest service district.... we are both disappointed that it had to fall on this day, but you can't miss your start-up date or call in sick, so off he went.
In honor of our Mother, the Earth, Fibers (the LYS where I work on Saturdays) has offered our friends and customers a special Mother's Day gift. Here is the link to the patterns that owner Allison wrote up for Mother Earth Market Bags.... I am making mine from this colorful yarn from Mango Moon:
The yarn is Bali Sky, made from viscose recycled saris, and has a stiff hand, just the thing needed for stretchy mesh bags. Allison's pattern is written to make the bags flat and seam the sides, so that there is additional structural stability for a very stretchy product. Right now, we have the largest one, made with a stockinette back and a mesh front, on display in the store window holding 'go to the river' supplies, such as mat, towel and sunscreen.
An all mesh model is displayed holding groceries, and a third, larger mesh one holding your knitting goodies....
The fabric is the same one Sallee made up her darling little backpack, the Grace, for me awhile back, and the inside shows my Harmony needle tips peeking out... and there is plenty of room left to tuck in other essentials, such as a cable needle or crochet hook!
I am off to enjoy the springtime and hope you have been too!