July 16, 2012

Win an alligator bag kit!

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!

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  • Maureen

    The bag is just darling. How imaginative.

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  • Rebecca

    That is just too adorable! Love it.

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  • Monica

    This bag is hilarious – no doubt!

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  • sillylittlelady

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

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  • Beth clawson

    How adorable!

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  • Sheri Karobonik

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

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  • Shawn

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

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  • Savannagal

    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.

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  • Debbie H

    How cute! I would love to win. thanks!

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  • Sheila

    That bag is so cute! Pick me, please.

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  • Jean Ashley

    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…

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  • Anne Marie

    TOO FUN!!

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  • Christy

    Want! That’s such a cute bag!

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  • Joanne

    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!

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  • Céline DAVID

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

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  • Irina

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

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  • tracey

    What a cute bag!

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  • Melissa

    LOVE that bag, animal friendly alligator purse.

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  • Sue H

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

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  • Kokori

    Oh. Em. Gee. That’s adorable!

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  • Linda W

    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!!

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  • david

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

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  • Carmen

    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 🙂

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  • Brandon

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

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  • Peggy

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

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  • Cecile

    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!

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  • Ann Wengert

    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).

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  • Susann

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

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  • Liz A

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

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  • Sandi

    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?

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  • Tabitha

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

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  • Melissa

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

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  • mary

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

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  • Linda Allen

    I love the alligator bag!

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  • Anita

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

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  • Shannon

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

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  • Nancy DeMorris

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

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  • Paula


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  • Susan Voegtly

    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!!! :^)

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  • Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury

    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.

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  • Suellen

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

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  • Putzycrafter

    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.

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  • Laura

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

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  • Paula


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  • Sunny Psota

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

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  • Debbie H

    Adorable and sooo creative!! 🙂

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  • Rachel

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

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  • Grabielle

    Très original ! J’adore !!!

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  • Diane Mal

    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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  • Suzanne Shattuck

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

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  • Danielle

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

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  • Cara

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

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  • Cindy O'Neill

    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!

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  • Amy V

    Love to win!

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  • Mary

    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.

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  • Jane Z

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

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  • Jan

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

  • Candy

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

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  • Debra

    Cute bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Kathleen

    LOVE it!!

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  • Jennifer

    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!

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  • janita

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

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  • Dee

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

  • Doris

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

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  • kelli

    ooh, fun!

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  • Kim

    That is crazy cute! Thanks for the chance!

  • Boyswillbeboys

    That is a really cool bag, great choice, I would love to make it.
    Boyswillbeboys on Ravelry
    Have a great day

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  • Dianne

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

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  • Jeanine

    so adorable! thanks for the chance to win one!

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  • Heather-bo-bether

    Chomp chomp! That alligator bag looks fun!

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  • andrea

    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

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  • Geraldine Scott

    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!

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  • Helena

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

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  • Nichole

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

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  • BigAshDog

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

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  • marcia

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

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  • YarnyDragonfly

    Please pick me! The bag is a real hoot!

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  • Kerri

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

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  • Dotty

    This would be a wonderful gift for an animal lover!

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  • Margo Lynn

    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.

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  • Helen

    Love it!

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  • Ruth

    Who doesn’t need another bag?

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  • Betty

    great bag 🙂

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  • Susan Hillman

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

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  • Shirley Hooper

    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!!!

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  • Erin

    I love the alligator face! So cute!

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  • Kathy N

    This bag is adorable, I love it!

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  • mary fielder

    Chomp! Chomp! Truely a make you happy bag.

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  • Melanie

    How cute! Would love to win.

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  • Paula Bannon

    I love this bag!! It’s perfect.

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  • Lady P

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

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  • edelirosa

    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful
    Love it Love it Love it
    from rainy norway

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  • brenda

    Oh, now that’s a good looking bag!
    Thx for the contest!
    (goodstuff on Rav)

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  • helena

    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

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  • Laura

    That is one of the cutest knitted things I have ever seen.
    Ticktock, ticktock, ticktock!

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  • ardosa

    I absolutely love this bag

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  • deeann

    what a great bag, it makes you smile when you look at it !!!

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