Friends don’t let friends knit out of grocery bags
It started with 3 FQs of Amy Butler Lark I had stashed away.
I very seldom buy fat quarters anymore, and this is exactly why ~ I find cutting into fabric to be easy (I’m not much of a hoarder that way), but using it ALL up? Ouch. I recently had to order more chartreuse Alexander Henry Heath before I could use what I had for the back of a table runner. When I fall in love with a fabric, I fall HARD.
Anyway, after watching the spectacle of my friend knitting yoga socks from a plastic grocery bag (which can’t be good for her karma), I decided I’d use these beautiful fabrics to make the Pink Penguin lunch bag.
Have you tried one of Pink Penguin’s tutorials or patterns? They’re terrific!
Ayumi recommends using either a duck weight fabric, or interfacing with a sturdy Pellon 809 Decor Bond. Which I was sure I had, but with all the cleaning and sorting I’ve been doing (more on that later this week) I couldn’t find it.
I did have some fusible Thermolam, however, so that did the trick. I fused it to the outside fabric, and then quilted straight lines every inch or so. Just enough for some extra stability and to help with shaping.
(Whereupon I immediately located the missing Pellon. Right where I looked for it 3 different times. Aggravating.)
After that, it’s just a few steps to the finished tote. Say good-bye to the grocery bag, Lady!