Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bag Lady

My colorwork practice project – the Fun Fair Isle Felted Bag (F3B?) – is pretty addicting.  The changes in the stitch patterns make me want to keep knitting one more round, and then one more pattern stripe, just to see how they all stack up.

This bag is cast on at the bottom edge and knit up as a straight tube, with some casting off and casting on again to make handles.  I’m done with this part.  (Later, I’ll pick up stitches around the bottom edge and knit around in decreasing circles to form the circular bottom of the bag.).  At this stage, the thing looks remarkably like a tank top:IMG_7830Amazing how many times my compost bin appears in this knitting blog, isn’t it?

The next step is to knit an applied i-cord around the top edge and around the inside edges of the handles.  I’m done with the top edge and hope to do the handle edges at knitting group tonight.  I just love the contrast between the teal yarn and the avocado i-cord:IMG_7836 I didn’t buy a single ball of yarn for this – it’s all coming out of leftover stash.  I’m also learning more about color combinations that should serve me well next time.  Some of these work better than others, yes?IMG_7837 Here’s a shot of the floats in the inside:IMG_7838 I’m excited about actually felting this baby and seeing how it turns out!

1 comment:

Steven said...

This is turning out great! Love the tanktop shot. And yes, you're compost bin is like an old friend...;-)

Really like the inside shot of the floats. Great job! I can't wait to see it all felted up, either.