Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The yarn was really hairy so I had to go over the bag with my sweater shaver. And the holes for the handle didn't close up tightly enough. In hindsight, I should have made the holes smaller knowing I'd be knitting the handles on much smaller needles. But it looks fine. And I've gotten tons of compliments on it. I just love when people ask where I got my bag and I say I made it and watch the look of awe spread across their face.
Turns out, this bag is just a bit too small for me though. So I just got the Ali Bag pattern to knit next. The yarn decisions are proving much more difficult for me on this one, though. I want the main part of the bag to be blue and the pipes to be purples or maybe greens (Sharon suggested both, which could be totally awesome too). It's so hard trying to decide by looking at pictures on the computer (I don't have a local yarn store so the majority of my shopping is done online). When I do find yarn, I'll be sure to post.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I made Sharon's Melly Bag with a lighter weight yarn (Paton's Classic Wool) and love the way it turned out. It is SO cute in person... the obvious change was to do the cable design in the contrasting bag color which I think increases it's 'youthful appeal.'
This is the second time I've used this yarn and it felts beautifully! One cycle thru and it's completely felted (with assistance from Sharon's suggested flip-flops for agitation)!
This bag was so fun and superquick to knit. It has endless possibilities when it comes to decoration and I am in love! All the knitting took me just about 2 hours I think.
Yarn: Iglo from Trysilgarn about 1,5 balls.
Needles: 9 mm dpns.
Modifications: I did not decorate on both sides of the bag, and I needlefelted on the leaves instead of embroidering them on.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Here is before felting pictures
piece that will turn into a small pouch
I sent pics to my sister and now she wants one too! It was a really fun knit. My sister is thinking she wants one in black and cream or brown and cream
Have a fun day,
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Sorry that it has been so long since I posted. I finished the knitting on my sunflower bag, but decided to wait until I got the next one or two done to felt, so no bag children pictures. Sorry Sharon!:( Also, I'm going to NYC in three weeks and decided that I wanted to have a clapotis to wear with my new coat. ( This is what I'm using my hard-won peruvia for! :) To add to this knitting stress, more of my colleagues at work are having babies and it is tradition for me to knit a hat for each one. But...starting the second week in Dec. I'm going to do two more loop de loop bags( can't remember the new name) or die in the process. I'll post the pics then.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I am loving seeing all the pictures of the finished bags! Thanks for this Sharon.