Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Net Bag

My friend Lily owns a farm on Chappaquiddick.. I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but knowing Lily, I'm sure it's a pretty awesome farm. She has several farm stands each week, and recently started a small lending library! Well, Lily just had a birthday, so I made her this net bag to tote veggies during harvesting and at the stand.

I used this tutorial from Purlbee. I have to admit, this wasn't as fun of a knit as I thought it was going to be. I thought it would take me 2-3 days of lunchtime and evening knitting, but it ended up taking me TWO WEEKS! You can't really tell in this photo, but it's a bit lopsided. I followed the pattern exactly (even guage) and it still ended up a bit small. Also, I ran out of yarn at the end so one of the handles a bit shorter (ahem...4 inches) than the other. I'm hoping it will stretch out so it won't matter. By the end I just couldn't deal with this project any longer. I was itching to get back to the sweater for Mr. T. Thankfully, I don't think Lily will mind.

I will say the size is deceptive. The bag stretches out quite a bit when loaded. Hopefully it will be useful for Lily to harvest tender veggies and keep them from bruising.


  1. What a really thoughtful gift for your friend. Good for you to keep going with it even though it started dragging you down with how long it was taking. It is really pretty yarn.

  2. I just read through Lily's whole blog- what a treat. Lucky girl to receive a handmade gift from you! It looks to be very useful despite the pains it caused you!

  3. Jess, you should have sent me a spoiler alert about this post! Ha, I can't WAIT to receive my new tote. What a wonderful idea. I miss you, hope to show you the farm someday soon. xo.