Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One Bag Down...

I just finished the smaller of the two box bags I'm making for my younger sister. In the excitement of making it, I realized that I forgot to put the handle in before sewing the top corners of the bag shut. Needless to say, I improvised. I decided to add an 'afterthought' handle & add a wooden button. This way, sissy can add it to the handle of her daughter's stroller and knit in the park. I guess I was accidentally clever. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Box Bag Fun

My younger sister hinted demanded that I maker her a couple of box bags while I'm making some for myself. She also requested that one be the standard 'sock project' size while the second be made larger to accomodate larger knitting projects.

I didn't give it much thought until I spotted the following fabric at my local fabric store. Needless to say, I'll be whipping some up tonight. You're welcome sissie (I heart u).

Who-Who is this for?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Box Bag Update

Some of you have asked where I found the pattern for the Box Bags I've been making. There are actually two links:

Main directions found here.
Modifications that I use for the corners found here.

The major credit for my finding the pattern in the first place is Twenty Acres & No Sheep. Thanks Tonyia!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Box Bags

I love making box bags. They are the perfect size for holding sock projects, makeup, small handmade gifts, etc. in. A co-worker had a birthday last month and she received a hand knit pair of socks and my last box bag. I decided I needed to whip up some more for future gift giving. I also gave away the bag I used for holding sock projects.

I realize that I am not allowed to work on any sock projects until I finish the Chevron Scarf I'm working on. Granted, this is a self imposed exile from my beloved DPNs but a necessary one as the scarf would have found a safe corner to 'rest' in for many months. It's a lovely scarf, just a boring pattern to knit. (I have also banned myself from taking pictures of it until it's finished. I'm 5'9", the scarf is 5'9" & only HALF FINISHED! Enough said.

Here are the bags I whipped up tonight. I love them all.Three little lovelies all in a row.
What pretty insides!
Nice and bright, I'll be sure to find a DPN inside this baby!
What's the deal with me & paisley?
This pattern makes me think of my younger sister & grandma.
They would approve.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Button, button, who's got the button?

I do! First I must apologize for falling off the face of the planet. School started 19 days ago (not counting weekends or holidays) & my mind and social life have turned to mush. I'm getting better at balancing, it's just hard at the beginning of the year. Enough of that.

My aunt purchased some very lovely yarn on our visit to Brown Sheep Company in Mitchell, NE this summer. She is currently whipping it up into a lovely cardigan (sorry, I don't know the name). I offered to find her a button for it. Below is what I found. I think it's perfect!

I have been slogging away at the "Chevron Scarf" and have vowed not to work on another project until it was done. Needless to say, I'm getting a bit bored. It's like making an XXXXXXXL sweater in stocknit. Yawn!