Can a woman ever have too many stash bags?

If the woman in question is me, it would seem the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”

Yesterday, when I was not answering the door or fielding a phone call related to the repairs being done to my house, I managed to finish the Tricolore-inspired stash bag which still puts the number of bags I have at “not too many.”

Here it is lounging on my front porch in this morning’s shade:

red, white, and blue stash basket
The Bastille Day Tricolore-inspired crochet stash basket

and here it is (filled to beyond the brim with the stash for which it was made) in its natural habitat:

The Tricolore crochet stash basket, one of what might be too many,  in its natural habitat
The Tricolore crochet stash basket, one of what might be too many, in its natural habitat

With my most recent in a seemingly unending series of stash bags completed, I found myself ready to embark on a new crochet adventure.

Since my current short-term goal is to get my yarn annex organized and prepare to move the crochet elements of the crochet empire/guest room to a new, permanent home in the dining room, I thought that one more stash bag was a good idea, so using a mash-up of patterns and techniques, I came up with and idea for what I term a cat bag.

Using a 6.0 mm hook, Red Heart Super Saver carrot and Marrakesh, I tried my hand at using the popular and iconic graphic cats design:

Crochet graphic cats
Crochet graphic cats

to create a functional “cat bag,” and here is what I came up with:

crochet cat bag
My nearly completed first effort at making a crochet cat bag

The second handle for this project needs to be finished, and the resulting bag does not hold its shape quite as well as I would like, but I know that this is an important first step, and as soon as I finish the second handle, weave in (and trim) all of the ends, I will be ready to embark on the next leg of this crochet designing adventure.