Bag interrupted

I had been making progress on what is now my fourth in a series of practically perfect bags when another project caught my fancy.

I have been trying to get my life in better order, and I have started by working to organize my house. Some days are better than others, but overall, I am having modest success in overcoming the inevitable entropy of life and am generally tending toward less chaos rather than more.

To that end, I had put together gloves, hats, and scarves that I use only in the winter. They are a bit awkward for my dresser drawers — too bulky for the smaller drawers; insufficient in number for the larger ones — so I decided that a basket would be perfect.

My regular readers may recall the baskets I designed to fit Ikea Expedit/Kallax cubbies:

crochet baskets ikea expedit
Eight crochet baskets ready for my Ikea Expedit

and my initial thought was to make a pattern based on my original basket design, but the practically perfect purses have put me in a granny square frame of mind, so I did this instead:

granny square crochet basket
The base of a granny square basket to be

Satisfied that I had made measurable progress in my efforts to keep the entropy of the universe at bay, I once again turned my attention to what will be the fourth practically perfect bag.

The colors were not cooperating, but eventually, after some frogging here and recrocheting there, I made forward progress. Here is how far I had gotten with the bag as the sun set on my weekend:

granny square crochet purse
My fourth practically perfect bag begins to take shape

I know that in one way, it would be much easier to finish one project before I started another, but I also know that if that were the case, I would probably have given up on crochet long ago. Instead, I move forward a bit here and a bit there as I always do: one stitch at a time.

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  1. I don’t know exactly what I would call the color palette you chose, I just know that I love it! It reminds me of some of my favorite Crayola colors from the big box (the one that had the built-in sharpener). The periwinkle, pinks, salmons, mints, lilacs — oh my goodness! So, so very pretty!

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