Sunday, December 30, 2007

Toothpick Optional

Well, Sharon has done it again! What a wonderful pattern and a CUTE CUTE CUTE BAG!!!

I did mine and took lots of pictures! Here are a few but if you want to see all the pictures I am hoping to post all about it on the blog tomorrow. But if you are on Ravelry...go and take a look :-)



Caroline Bag in New Zealand!

Here's a photo of Mum with her Caroline Bag. She was visiting a butterfly exhibition.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Another Melly Bag...

I made another version of the Melly bag but this time I went with contrasting colors... I love the way it turned out!!

This one was made with Paton's Classic Wool Merino (doubled) so it's smaller than the 'original' made with Burly Spun, but it's still a good size. The Paton's felted really well (one cycle thru the wash) except the cream didn't felt as much as the other colors. I've heard that sometimes white doesn't felt in some yarns - anyone know why??

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

toothpick (and olive) optional

I knit this bag for my sister. It is knit from Sharon's latest pattern, and it was a lot of fun (and super quick!). I think I'm going to felt it a little more. I'll definitely make another wristlet. I hope my sister likes it! Sorry the picture isn't great - it really doesn't do Sharon's pattern justice.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Another Ali Bag...

I finally finished my Ali Bag! I love the colors and think it's a great design!!

I still need to tack down the braid - I didn't tack it down (except the ends) before felting because it was a few inches shorter than the pattern and I was afraid it would felt much shorter. It didn't really so now there's plenty of extra to 'drape' between the Xs.

And next time I'd probably make the straps a bit wider... but I love it and decided that I just have to keep it for myself!

Thanks, Sharon!

Caroline Pictures

This one is from the first She-Knits Felted Bag class I taught at my LYS. I am incredibly proud of this student!

Here it is again in the center flanked by the original colors Caroline Bag on the right and a cutomer ordered custom colored one I completed on the left.