Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I challenged myself to do this super-quick, and I did it! I made the Market Bag from Fabulous Felted Handknits. Next time, I think I'd make a single strap long enough to go across my torso instead of the two handles, but I think felting the bottom and not the mesh part makes it really strong and stuffable. Check my awesomeness:

and a closeup of the mesh:

I'm very proud of myself! :)

-Erin (www.knitcore.com)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Erin's Bag!

Another string bag completed. This one knitted from Erin’s pattern,
was fast and fun. It took me Sunday to Sunday to knit, so you should be able to knit this in about 2 hours.

The string for this was gifted to me by Nancy. Hemp For Knitting in a DK weight color #102 or chocolate brown for those of us who like a more scientific term for colors. I used almost 2 skeins (almost 300 yds) and some beads I had by my chair. Doesn't everyone?

I had fun making this one Erin, thanks!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

seeing double?

Or just making two identical bags. Hopefully the next one will be more colorful. maybe pink?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Crochet One, Knit Too

String bag the first! This was fun, the pattern is an old one published quite some time ago. And I didn't figure the yarn requirement. I'll do better with the specs on the bags to come. I did use an obscure kind of cotton from a 3 lb. cone I got online from Maggie's Crochet a few years ago.

This started as a progress photo, but I just couldn't stop. Please tell Siggy I finished!

Monday, June 4, 2007

flickr group

I made a flickr group for anyone who would like to add their photos to the pool here.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The knitted string bag

So sigmund has really been on my case to start the string bags. so last night I cast on the base.

I'm using Knitpicks Cotlin in Linen. I'm quite impressed with the yarn actually. I hope they keep it around for a while.

Monday, April 30, 2007


I have the basic layout, and I'll have to tweak it along the way. I have been away from blooger too long. Those interested in joining need to email me, so that I can invite you. Thanks.