Monday, October 25, 2004

UFO no More!

Well, after getting distracted by cookies (I raided my Halloween stash to fill those Peanut Butter ones, by the way. I stuffed the cookies with mini 3 musketeers, milky way, midnight milky way or snickers...my personal favorite was the snickers...Then again, a nice chunk of dark chocolate would have been tasty too) I finally did some quality knitting on my Trio tote. As you can see, it's much deeper than the one on the pattern. As I mentioned before, I seem to have a habit in deviating from the yarns called out in a pattern. For this bag, I used Lion Brand Homespun (in Gothic and Edwardian colors) - it's a bulky boucle acrylic, so the moss/seed stitch pattern doesn't really come out. Because this is a much softer yarn then Trio, the bag is very floppy and probably has a lot more stretch than a bag knit with Trio...in addition, the texture is nice because it hides mistakes! I found out I dropped a stitch somewhere along the way when I switched from circulars to double points...managed to fix it up nicely - I don't think I got it fixed perfectly, but it's certainly good enough for me. Anyway, I'm currently using this bag to hold my Works in Progress.

Here's a detail shot of the bag at the color change. (I know, you can hardly tell, it looks much nicer in person!) Incidentally, if I had made the bag all out of the same color, I suspect I could have completed it with one skein of Homespun. Perhaps I'll make a matching one with the reverse color pattern. In the meantime, I've taken some of the remaining extra yarn and am in the process of practicing knitting with double points by...you guessed it...working up a mouse in the round for my cats. Lucky kitties!

4 comments:

Raquel said...

Ooh. Pretty. I love the colorway! I don't think I've seen either color of homespun before. I'm liking the green....hmmm. Maybe for the knit sweats from last year's Interweave....

Anonymous said...

I love those colors! and the bag is AWESOME! I will have to check out that yarn... another project to add to the list.

Amy

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Kirsten said...

Hi Stephanie,

Um - can I just say your cookie post has me salivating!! I will have to come back and pilfer those recipes sometime soon. I wanted to respond to the comment you left on my blog. I blocked the kitty bed on the top of this funky basket I have - it was the only thing big enough! It is about 14in in diameter. I like you bag and I have a pair of fuzzy feet in my future too!! Take care, Kirsten