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!

{ 101 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne Shattuck July 18, 2012 at 7:25 am

I am always on the lookout for cute knitting bags! I love this one.

Danielle July 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

It reminds me of my favorite toy as a kid. Ally, she was a giant pool float but still a bunch of fun.

Cara July 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Love it! Hope I get picked, but congratulations to the person who does.

Cindy O'Neill July 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

My husband adores Steve Irwin the crocodile guy. Oh my gosh—he would would go nuts if he saw me with this purse. I know its an alligator but…close enough to make my hubby smile. So worth that smile!

Amy V July 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Love to win!

Mary July 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

What a cute bag! I really like all the critter kits from Morehouse Merino but this one has got to be the best yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Jane Z July 18, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Absolutely wonderful! Can’t get enough of it!!!

Jan July 19, 2012 at 6:21 am

I so need that kit! I have a thing for gators! Odd yes? LOL

Candy July 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

How cute! I have a daughter who loves gators and she would love it!!!

Debra July 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Cute bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathleen July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

LOVE it!!

Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m always admiring their kits and bought one for my niece’s birthday (sushi scarf since she made us sushi last time we were there). Thanks for the opportunity to win!

janita July 20, 2012 at 4:10 am

that is one crazy bag! It would definitely make an impression.

Dee July 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

How fun is that bag? I’d love to knit it.

Doris July 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

That would be the perfect bag for me to use when I visit my parents in Florida!! Adorable

kelli July 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

ooh, fun!

Kim July 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

That is crazy cute! Thanks for the chance!

Boyswillbeboys July 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

That is a really cool bag, great choice, I would love to make it.

Boyswillbeboys on Ravelry

Have a great day

Dianne July 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I’d love to win this kit, it is gorgeous and fun!!

Jeanine July 22, 2012 at 2:20 am

so adorable! thanks for the chance to win one!

Heather-bo-bether July 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

Chomp chomp! That alligator bag looks fun!

andrea July 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

the bags are all so sweet. i love the alligator purse as well but the elephant bag is sweet to . thank you for the chance to win

Geraldine Scott July 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I lived in Florida with alligators in my backyard. It’s a miracle our dog survived! Perhaps this bag would be a lovely remembrance of that chapter in my life!

Helena July 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

Oh my goodness -that is beyond cute! And I didn’t think alligators could get anywhere near cute at all.

Renelle July 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

Oooo! So fun!

Nichole July 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

Oh, I absolutely LOVE it and would love to win a kit!

BigAshDog July 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

This bag is adorable and so fun. My wardrobe is rather basic. This would add some much needed whimsy!

marcia July 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

love this bag. I live in Gainesville, FL, home of the “Gators” so it would be a great bag to have!

YarnyDragonfly July 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

Please pick me! The bag is a real hoot!

Kerri July 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

This bag is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dotty July 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

This would be a wonderful gift for an animal lover!

Margo Lynn July 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

I would be SOOOO the envy of my knitting groups! I just have to be sure that one of the girls (ages 6 to 12) don’t “borrow” it – or adopt the bag as their next pet.

Helen July 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

Love it!

Ruth July 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

Who doesn’t need another bag?

Betty July 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

great bag :-)

Susan Hillman July 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Never knitted a bag before but I love Morehouse yarn so I’m in for the pick!

Shirley Hooper July 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

This bag is so cool! It reminds of Louisiana, of course, a very special and beautiful state. And, the bag is just plain fun…I definitely need this in my life! I hope I win!!!

Erin July 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I love the alligator face! So cute!

Kathy N July 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This bag is adorable, I love it!

Marie July 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Super cute bag!

Melissa Weaver Dunning July 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

What a cool bag! See you later, alligator!

mary fielder July 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Chomp! Chomp! Truely a make you happy bag.

Melanie July 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

How cute! Would love to win.

Paula Bannon July 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love this bag!! It’s perfect.

Lady P July 24, 2012 at 12:06 am

That bag rocks! Fake reptilian wonderfulness- it would live a long a knit worthy life in my world of yarny wonders

edelirosa July 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful
Love it Love it Love it

from rainy norway

brenda July 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

Oh, now that’s a good looking bag!

Thx for the contest!
(goodstuff on Rav)

helena July 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

THAT BAG IS FIERCE. and makes me think of that darling little nursery-story:

“mumps!” said the doctor
“measels!” said the nurse
“NOTHING!” said the lady with the alligator purse

Laura July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

That is one of the cutest knitted things I have ever seen.

Ticktock, ticktock, ticktock!

ardosa July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I absolutely love this bag

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