Lately I have been wanting an old fashioned carpet bag. I love the thick material and the intricate patterns. Most of them are large enough to function as a weekend bag or to carry a lap top. And of course, a carpet bag would be perfect for all my new knitting supplies! How granny-chic is that?! Gathering the pictures for this post I saw all kinds of carpet bags for sale, and I was surprised (and a little bummed) to see that most of them are well over $200! There are exceptions, like the little number on the bottom left, but that one is significantly smaller than most of the bags I've seen. One good things about the happy blog though, is that price doesn't matter.