Handmade Gifts, Market Bag

Ilene Bag

One more Christmas gift checked off my list….

Good Morning! Wow this week the weather has really changed. I love the crisp cool mornings but I’m not a fan of the grey, cloudy, and rainy weather. I finished up this market bag the other day but I haven’t had a chance to get it out in the natural light to photograph it yet. Hopefully soon… until then I let Butterball have his first modeling gig.

Ilene Market Bag & Butterball
my brown eyed boy


  • PATTERN: Ilene Bag  by Hannah Mason
  • STARTED: September 26th
  • COMPLETED: October 3rd
  • YARN: the main part of the bag was knit in Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres in the shade of Hippi and the bottom and handles was knit in Peaches & Cream in the shade of Bright Blue
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 256 yards/145 grams
  • FIBER CONTENT: 100% cotton
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US Size 6

ilene bag

Market Bag

Make Up Bag

I needed a quick break from my current knitting projects the other day. So I chose to knit something that equaled instant gratification. I knit this little make up bag based on this pattern but I modified it by adding the stitch pattern found in this bag. I used scraps of cotton yarn that I had laying around and both size US 6 & 8 knitting needles.

I don’t wear a lot of make up but I thought that this would fit perfect for a travel bag. Maybe I will knit a few more for the whole family.


Market Bag

Knot Bag

I’ve been looking for a new bag pattern for a while. I wanted one that I could wash in the washing machine without it falling apart. I also wanted one that closed on top.

knot bag

I think that this Japanese inspired Knot Bag will be perfect to haul around to my kids summer activities and maybe a road trip or two.

Modifications: I wanted a slightly larger bag so I added 36 stitches for a total of 108 stitches. I knit the bag until it was squared according to directions. Then I divided the stitches into 4 sections of 27 for the handles. I also made the handles longer to compensate for the changes in width and height. This bag was really easy to knit up while watching TV over the weekend.


Handmade Gifts, Market Bag

Fabulous Market Bag


I made this fab All Points Market Bag for my Mom. I hope she likes it. I plan to give it to her for Mother’s Day. Now I just need to figure out a gift for my Mother in Law and Father’s Day isn’t that far off either.

I also made a matching Tissue Sweater. Both were knit on US Size 7 needles with Sugar & Cream yarn.