Sunday, July 29, 2007

And a bag to put it all in


Finished! A fun, satisfying knit, in just two evenings, with another evening for sewing together the twill ribbon, adding machine embroidery and attaching it to the bag. Amy Singer's pattern from the current issue of Knitty.com, in Elspeth Lavold's Hempathy from my lovely LYS, Monarch Knitting. They also turned me on to the new Clover Takumi Velvet needles, which turned out to be very nice indeed. I put the bag into service today, walking to Trader Joe's and stocking up on necessities for us, cat food for the cats, as well as impressing the young checker who exclaimed "This is great! I hate that we've lost the ability to make things by hand in this country." He said his mother had tried to teach him to knit, and this inspired him enough to give it a try again. Cool!

12 comments:

Claireej said...

Fabulous bag, congrats on a great finish! Colour is lovely.

Amy said...

Great bag! I love the machine embroidery - that's a beautiful touch. You've inspired me to make one of my own!

Diane said...

Beautiful yet so practical!

nanaknits said...

Nice! I downloaded the same pattern. You've inspired me, also. I'll have to move it up on my list of future projects.

yvonnep said...

Wow!I love the embroidery (and the colour, because I love green)yvonnep

Betty said...

I've thought about this bag but seeing how beautiful yours is makes me think more.

bliss said...

beautiful bag. :-) i love people who can knit for i am one who cannot.

JanKnitz said...

Hi Catmum,

Your bags are lovely and your photos, too. They make me a bit nostalgic for the Monterey Penninsula--I grew up in Salinas.

iheartsnowcaps said...

You bag is beautiful! I've been eyeing this pattern for a while now. I think you may have just given me the extra boost to try it. :)

Jan said...

Great bag - beautiful site. Your work environment is enviable!

MA DESIGNS said...

beautiful bag, especially the handles, your site is a joy to view.

MA DESIGNS said...

your bag is beautiful, especially the handles. your site is a joy to view