There are two reasons why I have been good about bringing my lunch to work…
2.) My new lunch bag
The pattern is from the japanese book Motif Crochet winter accessories and I think it is for a little bento lunch box. So that is what I am using it for.
For yarn I chose Knitpicks CotLin, which at the time I purchased it had a really limited color palette. I can’t believe I lucked out and picked something I like so much (especially since the colors are much brighter in person than they are on the webpage). I just looked, and they have added some new colors. that’s good news, because this is NICE yarn. It is DK weight 70% Cotton 30% linen blend that after washing makes a fantastic fabric. There was a significant color bleed and lightening that happened during the Eucalan bath, but it still looks great (and smells a heck of a lot better). I want to use it to crochet all kinds of washable household items like washcloths and placemats.
I thought the bag was so photogenic, I did a photo shoot. I’ll leave you with the results: