Win an alligator bag kit!

by Shannon on July 16, 2012

I think that a lot of my own design work tends towards the classic, the wearable, the…well, frankly, you could even say “boring with a twist.” (Sometimes that’s very literal…I do love a cable). I like things to not only be relatively straightforward to knit, but also something you’ll actually get a good amount of use from in the long run. I know I don’t have nearly as much knitting time as I might like, and I suspect I’m not the only one…so there you have it.

That said, I have a real weakness for “fun” bags. (See: Red Lotus, for example, or the Boombox Bag from the Knitgrrl books that actually had knitters building speakers into their bag).

Morehouse Farm has been publishing some really cool bag kits of late, and they’re allowing me to give one away here on the blog.

I chose the Alligator, because it is a) hilarious b) adorable and c) because I almost lost my best friend and officemate Arabella to the swamps of New Orleans earlier in the year (she’s staying in Cleveland for at least one more year — whew!).

To win one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. We’ll pick one by random number generator 25 July.

Edited to add: Congratulations, Jennifer! I’ll be mailing you for your address now!

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Maureen July 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

The bag is just darling. How imaginative.

Rebecca July 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

That is just too adorable! Love it.

Monica July 16, 2012 at 10:04 am

This bag is hilarious – no doubt!

sillylittlelady July 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

what a cute, silly bag! I know some people who would love that as a Christmas gift hehe

Beth clawson July 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

How adorable!

Sheri Karobonik July 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

What a cute fun purse. Talk about a crowd stopper.

Shawn July 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

I have made the alligator scarf and the dragon scarf. These are really fun to knit. I would love to make the bag.

Savannagal July 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

I totally love that bag. I’ve looked at it for a while. I really like the alligator scarf too. So cute and kitchy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie H July 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

How cute! I would love to win. thanks!

Sheila July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

That bag is so cute! Pick me, please.

Word Lily July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

That’s so awesome!

Jean Ashley July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love Morehouse Merino kits–my first sweater was made with one!–but I’ve not attempted one of the creature kits yet. Thanks for hosting the giveaway; the bag is very cute…

Anne Marie July 16, 2012 at 11:06 am


Christy July 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

Want! That’s such a cute bag!

Joanne July 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

That bag is charming – and at first glance, some people might miss that it’s an alligator! The rest of their bags are great too… hmm… I see a bag kit in my future!

Céline DAVID July 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

I host a lovely cat at home, but I’ve always dreamed of having my alligator, my own gator !
Big Knitted kisses from France.

Irina July 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

While I am not a bag person in general, this one is SO CUTE!!! It is very playful and fun without being silly.

tracey July 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

What a cute bag!

Melissa July 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

LOVE that bag, animal friendly alligator purse.

Sue H July 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Too cute! I’ve made a couple alligator scarves – they were adorable! This would be a fun knit. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kokori July 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Oh. Em. Gee. That’s adorable!

Linda W July 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I’d love this – obviously! Can think of at least two people who it could go to as a gift after I’ve had the fun of knitting it!!

david July 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

ce sac est fait pour moi , il a du mordant et de l’humour

Carmen July 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That is so stinkin’ cute! If I won, I’m not sure if I keep it myself or give it to my mother. They just bought a house in Florida and the pond behind the house has a couple of alligators 🙂

Brandon July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’m not sure if that’s an awww or a…well, let’s stick with awww.

Peggy July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I think I would have to keep this one for me because my daughters would fight over which one should get it–too cute!

Cecile July 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

This bag is great: I want to knit one! I look at the Morehouse website and, even if the Alligator bag is the cutest I think, there are many other cool options: I really like the Baby Owl backpack and the Salamander tote. Thanks for letting me discover this website!

Ann Wengert July 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

This is such a cute bag! I would love to win this kit. And I have a feeling that I would have to hide it from my 4 year old niece (who already has an addiction to bags/purses).

Susann July 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

What a cool bag this would be to carry around in New Orleans!

Liz A July 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I/would love to win this kit. The bag is darling!

Sandi July 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I love it, subtle, quirky and a great conversation starter! The big question is, “can I make one for the Ravellenic games, or will it have to wait for the U.S. Open?

Tabitha July 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I can so see myself walking into work with one of these and seeing the looks on the straight laced co-workers!

Melissa July 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

OMG. Freakin’ cute. Please randomly generate me!!!

mary July 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Adorable! It really strikes my sense of whimsy and I would love to win a kit!!!

Linda Allen July 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I love the alligator bag!

Anita July 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

That is awesome! I would love to win this kit!

Shannon July 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I cannot even believe how cute that is, clever and cute! I want one!!!

Nancy DeMorris July 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Love it! Would be so fun to make. Hope I win?

Paula July 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm


Susan Voegtly July 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Wow!! You could have the Univ. of Florida friends eating right out of your hand!!! I have a few!! I’d love to torture them!!! :^)

Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury July 17, 2012 at 1:17 am

Having been born in the year of the dragon, I have a special affinity for reptiles, and so, would love to win this kit.

Thanks for picking it for the prize, and thanks for the link to the other great stuff available from Morehouse Farm.

Suellen July 17, 2012 at 5:25 am

No more see you later alligator, this is a must have!

Putzycrafter July 17, 2012 at 8:10 am

Love the alligator bag! It’s the first knit bag I’ve been interested in making in years. My Florida friends would be so jealous if I won.

Laura July 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

That is awesome! I have an aunt who needs that bag.

Paula July 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm


Sunny Psota July 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Oh it looks like something my grandmother had. Great sense of humor.

Debbie H July 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Adorable and sooo creative!! 🙂

Rachel July 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

completely adorable. are there alligator belts and shoes, too?

Grabielle July 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Très original ! J’adore !!!

Diane Mal July 18, 2012 at 3:09 am

Uwaaa that’s such a cute bag! I’d love to show it off and express my love for animals! ^^ it’s so creative too! Like you,mim not sure how much time I could spend making it though ^_^”

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