Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bag Stall

A Borders card that I received at Christmas was burning a hole in my pocket. I finally took time to go in and browse and the timing was perfect.

Veronik Avery's new book "Knitting 24/7" had just been released.

The subtitle is "30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock"

Well that says it all. There are quite a few in here that I want to eventually try. It is probably no surprise that I went straight for a bag.
Love bags.
Oh, sorry. Have I said that before?

This one is called Leafy Knot Clutch and is the same overall shape as this sewn one, often called a Japanese Knot Bag. Bonus for me is that it is knitted in a lovely leaf design.

The pattern calls for 2 balls of DK weight cotton. I had this one lovely lonely skein of Louet MerLin (a 70% merino/30% linen) that Mary sent from a Knitters Review retreat.

I love, love, love how the yarn is working for this even though it is worsted weight and I'm using bigger needles. Even though I do not have enough yarn. Sob.

I'm going to try to find another skein. If not I'll get other yarn because I Must Make This Bag.


Krawuggl said...

I love to knit or crochet bags, too, frankly I do not use them often enough. Have you seen the beautiful bag Francoise/Knitwise once designed? It is so very pretty and still on my never ending list.

Have a lovely time and thanks so much for your comment,
with best wishes,

minipurl said...

That bag is beautiful.
So, can we call you a bag lady, in the BEST sense of the word?
Hmmm.....bag brings to mind M&Ms. I'm sensing a trip to the store.