First.....[COLOR="Indigo"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/FONT][/COLOR]!:hug:
I have both the Addi and the KPs....did I NEED them...'na; but, I DESERVED them!:teehee:
About the Bernat cotton...don't turn your nose up at it just yet.... It's absolutely perfect for "market bags". I've done 3 of the Green Living Tote pattern from Lion Brand...and Ravelry has about 3 pages of patterns/projects for them (and that's just the knit ones). The Options make even Bernat cotton knit up easily.
There's also a new (this week, I think) group on Ravelry named Market Bags...I'm still only lurking on it, but it looks like it's gonna have some great ideas.