Sunday, February 12, 2012

The return of the mini-drawstring bag


About five years ago I went through a mini-drawstring bag phase. Only five inches in height and knit in the round on tiny circular needles, they were addictive.  I gave them to family and friends as gifts. I sold them at the flea market (or at least tried to). I knit them in funky colors, like green and yellow tweed, and stuffed them in my dresser drawer. I didn't have a job at the time but wasn't too concerned about money because I sensed a MacArthur's genius grant was right around the corner for brilliancy in mini-drawstring bags.


Eventually I grew so tired of them that I couldn't bear the thought of knitting another one ... until recently. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the urge to knit a mini-drawstring bag returned, a bright pink one that I could fill with candy.


Unfortunately, I ate all the candy before I could get a picture, so I filled it with a soft bunny instead.


I'm having a sweet Valentine's weekend. Lots of chocolate (dark with almonds and sea salt is my favorite), naps, crafting, and a viewing of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

Happy Valentine's Day to you.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

You're so funny - you ate all the candy (I would have too - especially this weekend). The little bag with the bunny popping out is adorable!

susiek said...

Adorable. And your pictures are great!

Pjknitty said...

I love your honesty! Lol The little pink bag is soooo sweet. Enjoy your Valentine's Day.

Tracey said...

We share the same taste in chocolate! I made a few of those little bags and love them to put small items in. Have a lovely day Stacy.

Pumpkin said...

The little draw string bag is so cute and perfect! Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day to me : )

Theresa said...

SOOO CUTE! I adore that little bag, filled with the little bunny... precious! I would have eaten the candy too:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Dogwood said...

Love is in the air. That is the sweetest little Valentin draw string bag. Glad you had a nice weekend.
I will be emailing you about our soon to happen get-together!
Hugs, cory/dogwood

Thimbleanna said...

You're too funny -- I'd have trouble not eating all the chocolate too. That little bag is SOOOO sweet!

Jane Skoch said...

A perfect weekend!

Andrea said...

I would have eaten all the candy, too. And I love the drawstring bag - so cute! (Now if we could just figure out a way to fit Mr. Darcy in one... ;) )

justjenn said...

Candy cannot exist in my house. And your Valentine's Day sounds perfect!

Erin Kate said...

I'm right with you about the little bags, so instant gratification! I like to do mine in the round:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ekatearcher/perfect-drawstring-bag

STC Technologies said...

Hi....
Glad you had a nice weekend.
I will be emailing you about our soon to happen get-together!... **LOL**

thank you so much for your sweet words! STC Technologies