Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I finished my very casual
produce bag and now have
plans to make at least a
dozen more. I think this
is going to be my go-to
summer bag.
I cast off when the bag
measured 9 inches and
then cast on a handle
for the same length.
I am not very tall so
when the bag is full, this
is a good length for me
to reach in to put items.

For reading I am deep
into The Omnivore's Dilemma by
Michael Pollan. I am reading it
along side my 7th grader who
is reading The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids.
These books have opened up
some very interesting discussions
in my home.

I can't wait to see what everyone
else is knitting and reading as I
have discovered some awesome
patterns, yarns and books to add
to my collection. xx

Linking to Ginny


  1. Can never have too many knit bags! I love the one you made -- can tuck it into anything and it carries a ton when needed!


  2. Tracey -- thanks for posting about the yarn ... It's a bamboo(20%)/cashmere(80%) medium weight blend from Spring Gate Farm in Barboursville. If you go to her site ( and ask her about it, I'm sure you can get some. The bamboo adds just enough heft to the yarn to give it some life.

  3. OH wow, I didn't know there was one for kids!! My kids are still probably too young, but I will definitely check it out. I just watched "The Future of Food" yesterday. Scary. Your produce bag looks terrific!!

  4. Might have to look that book up. Never heard of it. I feel like I live under a rock when it comes to books now. When I worked at B&N I knew what was new and what wasn't even out yet! I need to make a produce bag for myself. What lovely yarn yours is in!

  5. I read the first chapter of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and it was fascinating. I will have to revisit that one.
    Lovely produce bag. you'll be the most stylish shopper out there.

  6. Hey Tracey, Those produce bags would make great Christmas presents (hint, hint).

  7. I love your produce bag. I'm sure you will get lots of use out of it. I love when books lead to discussion. Jacinta

  8. I love that book!! Your bag looks perfect for taking to the market.

  9. Yeah, GREAT Christmas gifts! Lovely indeed! I am still knitting a pair of knee socks but have plans to work on a sweater. If I don't start now it will never be finished. 2 of my children have put in orders for socks also! I better get started althought knitting during our southern summers may not fit in to the plan! HOT and wool don't mix here!

  10. I love Michael Pollan! I've read all of his books but didn't know there was an Omnivore's Dilemma for the littles - will definitely have to pick that up for them. We've already watched Food Inc. and Supersize Me with them trying to educate them about what they put in their bodies.

  11. I have yet to read this book, it sounds interesting. I think your knitted bag is fabulous!

  12. I love the Omnivore's Dilemma! Such a great book.
    The produce bag looks terrific!

  13. What a gorgeous bag! Did you use a specific pattern, or just make it up? I'd love to make some tight-knit bags for other bulk food purchases. I really need to get on with it. Thanks for the inspiration & good luck in my giveaway! :-)

  14. I love your bag! Very fun. :)

  15. Lovely bag! I like how that yarn shimmers. I've got Omnivore's Dilemma on my to-read list. (Thank you for stopping by my blog today :-)

  16. Still lovin' that bag!
    Blessings, Debbie

  17. Thanks for stopping by. Your bag is gorgeous!

  18. That bag is amazing! I was looking for a solution to those crazy plastic produce bags. Incredible. I think I need to check out that book. I've heard a lot about it.
    Also, I cannot even believe you have your first tomato. We haven't even planted our seeds yet!

  19. Love the bag - what kind of fiber is that made with? and yes... how DO you have tomatoes already?

  20. Awesome produce bag... I love it. Definitely going to check out that book. :-)

  21. What a cool produce bag!
    I love the sparkly texture. Fabulous!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tracey! I loved The Omnivore's Dilemma. It's great to be reading it along with your 7th grader. Lots of good discussion to be had. Have you read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"? That's a great read.