Up Knit Creek

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A couple of old bags

Progress on the shrug I am knitting for Lucy is very slow because I am finding it quite heavy going; I don't know why this is as it is a lacy pattern, (interesting to knit) knitted in the round, (plenty of dexterity needed to keep those 5 pointy sticks under control) and the design is being made up as I go along (lots of concentration needed) so there is plenty to hold my interest but it just seems to be taking forever and I felt I needed a quick fix.
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This is "Unbiased" from Knitty (smaller than in the original pattern and with a few short rows at the top of each section to reduce the depth of the V in the middle, and lined) knitted with the recycled silk sari yarn from my Secret Summer Santa.
I made the bag smaller because I didn't think I would have quite enough yarn to make a full-size one, but my worries were unfounded as there is still one whole skein plus a bit more left. I think that will make a circular cushion cover for the window seat as I love the colours so much, I want them to be where I can see them all the time. I have yet to find a project worthy of the other beautiful silk yarn that Claire also sent - any suggestions happily accepted.

I also made another bag about three weeks ago - I needed a new bag to carry my work paraphernalia around in as the old one died. I have a large black folder with all the papers, plus I need room for a water bottle, sandwich box and knitting. I hadn't been able to find anything suitable to buy, so, inspired by Sheepish Annie and her tote-making frenzy I got busy with the sewing machine and some inkjet-printable fabric and made this
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It has so far proved to be suitable for purpose and managed to convey large amounts of stuff around the country during our recent travels.

We're off to a barbecue this afternoon so as it's typical Bank Holiday weather I need to go and find my wellies, waterproof jacket, scarf and gloves!!


  • Oh dear...I thought my tote-frenzy was settling down. Now I need to make another. I love both bags! And you're right about the sari colors. Those are exactly the kind of thing you want to see on a daily basis...so rich!

    By Blogger Sheepish Annie, at 1:48 pm  

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