Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Three Floyds brews a Russian Imperial Stout called "Dark Lord" and it is only available one day a year. This day has turned into a full on festival with guest brews and bands, etc. This past Saturday was my third DLD... had a lot of fun but didn't "over do" it this time ;) The weather was interesting: beautiful to hot to muggy to rainy to windy to suddenly quite cold (that's Indiana for you) at which point a lot of people left or went inside to the cramped space where the bands were playing. We didn't stay much longer after that... I think maybe next year I'll try to get there earlier.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Dogfish Head Pangaea
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
Three Floyds Black Sun Stout
Wells Banana Bread Beer
Sprecher Mamma Mia Pizza Beer
New Holland Oak Aged Dragons Milk
... and next weekend: Dark Lord Day!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Here are two examples of this pattern made with different sized yarn and hooks. The first is made of all worsted weight scrap wool, 2 strands held together and an I hook (5.5 mm). The second is all super bulky weight yarn, made with an L hook and is big enough to fit my laptop. You can use any combination of yarn and hook for this bag.
Each is done in all single crochet starting with a flat rectangle base and spiraling up along each side as follows:
Row 1: SC in the second CH from hook and in each CH across. CH 1, turn. (30 SC)
Row 2: SC in each SC across. CH 1, turn. (30 SC)
Rows 3-6: repeat row 2. Don't CH 1 or turn after last row.
This is what you should have so far, in diagram form:
Round 1: SC in the side of each SC row (6 SC), SC in bottom of each starting CH (30 SC), SC in side of each SC row (6 SC), SC in each SC along top (30 SC). You should now have 72 SC around. Don't join or turn!
Round 2: SC in next SC and in each SC around. Repeat until desired height is reached. Don't finish off yet!
Once you've reached the height you'd like, lay the bag flat and mark the approximate middle of each side. Count 6 stitches (or any amount you'd like for different sized handles) away from the middle and mark those stitches.
Continue spiraling around until you get to the first marked stitch. *Skip 12 stitches (or however many you marked off) and CH 12.* SC in each SC to next marker. Repeat from * to *. Continue spiraling.
Place 12 SC in CH12 space, SC in each SC, 12 SC in next CH12 space, SC in each SC.
Continue to spiral for 2 to 5 more rows. Sl St in any 2 SC to finish OR Stop where you'd like to place a shoulder strap and don't finish off!
Adding Shoulder Strap
Row 1: SC in next 6 SC (or any amount depending on how wide you'd like your shoulder strap), CH1, turn.
Repeat row 1 until strap reaches the length you desire. Attach to opposite side of bag. Finish off.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this pattern. Free for personal use only.
Copyright 2009 - Amy Maxwell