Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yellow Charm Bag

I went shopping and as it happens I visited one of my favorite yarn shops as well. I discovered this lovely yellow ribbon yarn and just had to buy it.

I came back home and thought a while about what I would knit from it. I didn't have to think too long and decided to make a new bag :-)

I was searching for some very easy pattern, as working with this kind of yarn is not as easy as I thought it would be. I was inspired by Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch: Knitter's Handbook.

The bag is made from a knitted rectangle, which is then folded in a half, sewn at the side and bottom, and lined. The original bag has bamboo handels, but I tried to make a "cheaper" version of handels from silicon tube used in aquarium. I was inspired by one of my old bags I bought a couple of years ago.

I just cut 2 same long pieces of the tube, joined their edges together to form circles and sewn them to bag. As the bag is not too big, the handles are strong enough. And I think it looks just well...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weird summer

In April I started to work on a crocheted top. But I was really disappointed by weather of this summer. Even if I prefer mild temperatures instead of hot weather, rain and 20 °C is not what I imagined. So I had no motivation to finish it. But now it's finally completed so I could take some photos.

It's made according to White Hot Halter pattern, which is available for free on Ravelry.

The pattern used in body is very easy to make, but also very effective. And the cups fit amazingly. I hope there will be more occasions to put it on next summer...