Wednesday, November 1, 2006

One Off The Christmas List


Pattern: Cable and Moss Stitch bag from Debbie Bliss Home book.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Maya yarn, 2 balls
Started: Monday afternoon
Finished: Tuesday at 7:00pm

I loved making this bag for my sister's Christmas present. It only took a couple of hours to knit up. I stitched the lining in last night, using a purple striped flannel fabric. The purple is not as blue looking as in the photo, but you know my camera by now with blues and purples, they never look accurate in their color. This was a fun bag to make, and very very easy. The yarn is doubled and knit on 8mm needles, and the handles are knit on 5 1/2mm needles. I suppose if I sat down and did nothing else apart from knit the bag I could do it in one day. Isabelle wanted to claim it as her own last night, and has now said that I must knit her one too. I think I will do that next year as I need to finish some other things off this month. I am actually going to start my Christmas postcards today for a swap I am in, and hopefully they wont take too long to do because I need to send them off by December 1st. The kindergarten has a lot of things on in December so I shall be busy.
The kids had a fun time trick or treating last night, and came home with a big bag of candy. Fortunately they knew not to eat too much of it or they would get tummy aches. I sat and knit on my sock last night too, so tomorrow I will post the progress pictures of it. Happy knitting!

10 comments:

Siow Chin said...

The bag looks fun to knit and beautifully done! I love your newly knitted hoodie too!

Karin said...

The bag looks fantastic, It looks great with the lining. Your sister is going to be very lucky.

Heather said...

what a great gift idea... and it turned out really fabulous...

sandra said...

Great! Instant gratification, right?

lyn said...

That's lovely. Great colour !

Saltwater purls said...

A great idea for a gift...and it didn't take to long. My camera gets the bues and purples right (as long as they are in natural light) but reds...always oversaturated.

Bess said...

What a lovely bag! and oh ... those darling halloween kids!

Mimi said...

Lucky sister to receive the lovely bag from you! Your blue hooded jacket looks great as well. It makes me in mood to knit a winter jacket with cables for myself. I wish I had an extra pair of hands! ;)

Renee said...

Good job. Quick and beautiful. I might have to think about making one (or ten) of those.

Dove Knits said...

Ooo, what a pretty bag! And, from your previous post, what nice goblins you have :)

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