A friend sent me a crocheted market bag as a gift some time back. Therefore, you may thank her for the inspiration to make my own. Before receiving said bag, it had never occurred to me that such projects would be a productive (and green!) way to make use of yarn left over from previous projects, or yarn that I inherited that is too awful for human consumption, or yarn purchased for another project that didn't work out and ended up frogged. All that dialogue to preface the following photo:
I have a 3rd bag in progress now, and several others planned. No more plastic grocery bags for us! Spouse said I'm going to end up being called the bag lady of Marysville. So be it.