Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A brand new bag (2 FOs!)

I've been itching to sew lately. Making the placemat was just a teaser. My fabric stash is nothing when compared to my yarn stash, but I've got plenty to tide me over for several projects (and I just bought some more today *cough cough*). Sunday, I started browsing through Angry Chicken's book, which I love (it's so cute!), and found a simple tote bag. I happened to have two coordinating My Folklore fabrics, and I started pressing, cutting, and almost had the bag done after a couple of hours. I left the straps for last night, as my back was starting to hurt (shame on me-bad posture!).

Orange is really starting to grow on me

I LOVE the fabric (in fact, that is one of the patterns I bought more of today).

The inside with a pocket on each side

I'm very sloppy with my mother's machine (what I'm using right now). I'm still getting used to it. I can see myself making more of these bags, as they don't use much fabric, and they're highly customizable. Right now, my little bag is under my desk at work, and it holds the hat I'm making for Jill to match her cowl.

Progress as of last night

This weekend, I also finished up the wristwarmers for Jill's hostess (for the family she'll be staying with in Kazakhstan).

Symmetrical Braided Gauntlets (Ravelry download), by Rachel Calado
Yarn: Plymouth Galway, 0.5 skein in natural, undyed
Needles: Size 7 Knitpicks dpns
Time: About a month, but each glove only took a couple of days
These are a nice, quick gift knit. I will probably rely on this pattern during the holidays.


  1. I love the bag! So very cute. And I am way excited about all the new things I'll get to play with!:)

    Beth wanted you to know that she subscribed to your blog! And that she thought your cowl...or MY cowl:)...was amazing!

    love you

  2. The gloves are BEAUTIFUL!

    Nice work!


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