Saturday, January 24, 2009

Not another knitting bag

Yep! This one is based on the Vintage Cloth Holdall from issue 3 of Sew Hip magazine - though I had to make it smaller to fit the material I had. I have to be honest and say I didn't think the instructions were very clear, but as I have made quite a few bags in the past I didn't think this would be a problem, and set about doing my own thing. I was very careful to make sure the handles weren't twisted and there I was congratulating myself over the finished article, when... I realised I had very carefully sewn the handles together incorrectly, and even topstitched them ever so neatly - oh well, they do say pride comes before a fall.

1 comment:

Mandella said...

I haven't visited for a while and you've certainly been busy while I've been gone! I really like the bag, and the Santa, and the sheep accessories. I have read all the books you mentioned apart from "No Idle Hands". Please give us a review of that one. Yes, the angel pockets made me sad, but then it must be immensely comforting to know that a stranger cares enough to make something so special for you.

I sympathise with learning to knit continental too. I can do it, but it always feels unnatural, although for 2 colour knitting I manage perfectly well.