Okay, Micki, here's one of your goodies in persimmon 8 ply - finished this morning. Of course, the story is that I'm making it from 8 ply yarn - very heavy. So I cast on the number of stitches called for in the pattern and I crochet and crochet and crochet, and finally, I think to turn it to see how much I lack to finish. LOL Well, it was big enough to fit a table. So, I frogged it and started a new with a more reasonable size.
And, here's a picture of my market bag as it nears its finished size.