Have I ever told you that I HATE having two WIPs in progress?
I like to see project coming together quickly – if I have two WIPs on the go they take twice as long and I get frustrated! 😡
Those of you who have a long list of WIPs scare me! They would all nag at me and keep me awake at night….
I’m currently working on Glade and the Space Invader Socks – this was done out of necessity to give my poorly arm some rest and variation in needle hold. – Unfortunately this means I have no exciting progress to share with you 🙁
Sounds like a good time to break out something from my “pre-blogging”archives! 😀
How do you like this?
I’d never felted before and this was a fabulous intro. I was convinced it wouldn’t work but it did and I love my bag.
The handles are pretty cool – they are solid metal hoops which you cover with a knitted strip. ( Get Knitted sell them for £2 a pair!)
The corsages are crocheted with bits of stash – the large one from a free Coats/Patons pattern in Jaeger Monte Cristo (and a scrap of lurex shimmer)and the smaller in Jaeger pure cotton from Eric Knight’s Essential Crochet. I put them on safety pins so I can move them around.
What really finished the bag was putting in a lining – this wasn’t in the pattern but I felt it cried out for it to stop it sagging. I also felt it need pockets for my essential gadgets…
This is what I ended up with…
I was really please with the pockets and the pink ribbon finished it off. I found a “faggoting” stitch on my sewing machine which divided the pockets very prettily and gave them some strength. (Have I mentioned how I love my sewing machine?)
Close up of the faggoting!
Here’s one of the bag fully laden with gadgets and “girl stuff”!
Note the matching phone and makeup bag!!
A girl simply MUST be coordinated 😀
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Kim Felted Bag|
|Pattern:||Sue Morgan at Get Knitted|
|Yarn:||Debbie Bliss Maya|
|Pattern Modifications:||Added corsages and lining with pockets|
|Washing and Wearing:||Felted really well and has been used to death.Seems very hard wearing with the lining|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes!|
|Difficulty:||Very easy knit, bit fiddely to sew up but the felting will cover all sins!|
|Rating:||5/5 Love it!|