Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Alpine bag

Please excuse the dark picture of my unfelted bag. I am NOT the best photographer except in my mind.
You wouldn't know by that picture that the colors I chose were hyacinth, burgundy and sand in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes.

This, wonderful to knit bag, is a Deby Lake creation that she so generously gave. I have made a couple of her designs.....and not just bags.
You can find this pattern here as the October pattern. November's looks like a great one to do, too!

The color still isn't true is the end result of my nervous felting. I was so afraid I would over-felt. I love, love, love my new bag!!!

I did a few things different: I used a 3 stitch I-cord method to bind off the top, knitting extra I-cord for the knot in front and then making a small opening at the back (for the closure). Next, I knit the handles 60" long with a 4 stitch I-cord using two strands. After felting and drying, I weaved the cord in and out in different directions.

Did I mention ~ I LOVE MY BAG??


Scarlett said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

I wonder how much you can stuff in there??

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

That is a very cool bag. Great Job. I like that November bag too. Noooo...noooo. I can not add another item (or group) to my list right now.

N. Maria said...

Why, thank you, ladies. :)
The bag ended up being 15" wide by 11" tall and I can put lots of stuff in it. ;)

O/C Knitiot Designs said...

Your bag turned out to be stunning! I love your color choices and the handles compliment it so good. Great job and I am so glad you liked it.

Polly said...

That is adorable. I love all things fair isle and Scandinavian folk-looking. Will you line it with fabric?

Gee, I wish you had me in the Christmas gift exchange this year.
: P

Anonymous said...

Maria, the bag is absolutely beautiful. I can see why you love it. Thanks for showing us!

Claudia said...

Wow, your bags are so beautiful! I really do love the red, white and blue one so much! I've gone through the rest of your blog and see that you really do incredible work. I'm gonna have to keep coming back to visit!

Diana said...

I love your bag too!!! The figures remind me of Dutch children.

shortoldlady said...

Wow - your knitting is lovely! Truly works of art! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my humble work.

Terry & Jonesy said...

Love, love love the Alpine Bag!