Friday, November 21, 2008

I Have To Have It !


When I saw this picture on the Berroco's blog, I fell in love with the bag ! I have to have it. So I went on a frantic search for the pattern but it's not a free pattern. I can't wait to purchase the pattern as I need to cast on immediately!
It was like an addiction & I have to knit the bag now - then I remember seeing a similar pattern on the Elann site - this bag - it's not exactly what I want but I do like the construction, so I cast on.
After 2 attempts on getting the shape of the handles right, I was knitting away. I just shape the body of the bag as I go. I cast on Friday night, finished the body on Saturday night, cast off on Sunday morning & then threw it in the washing machine for a spin - in my eagerness, I forgot to measure the bag .....

..... this came out of the washing machine & I was jumping for joy. It looks great although the size was a little smaller than what I wanted. But I am still so happy with it as I made this bag without a proper pattern...... it's drying on the clothes line & I am so in love with this bag & as I stood in the backyard admiring my creation, I knew I will have to knit another one with some modifications. Again I used Cleckheaton Vintage Hues which is the best wool for felting & the colors are gorgeous. The felted bag measures 10.5 ins wide & 8 ins long for the body (excluding the handles).

..... & here I am with my lovely bag (but not looking as good as the model on the actual picture) & loving it .....

6 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great bag. Turned out beautifully!

Melinda said...

Looks fantastic! Well done.

Kris said...

Gorgeous, a great way to use up vintage hues

Rebecca said...

Well, I see why you couldn't wait to jump right in and try to design your own! It is very pretty and I love the colors.

Anni said...

Great bag.

Beate said...

Hi. like your blog. Came across it at spillyjanes..
love the bag and the others stuff your making.