Saturday, May 31, 2008

Riding Pinks

This is the bag I made for Hawaii. I know it isn't very tropical but I wanted to make a bag that I could use all year round.

I made it without a pattern. I took apart a gift bag for rough dimensions. Adding the zippered pocket to the middle was a bit tricky as was inserting the cardboard bottom. I am very, very pleased with this. It is gigantic. It can hold books, knitting, wallets (a purse even) kids stuff, a spare pair of flip flops and a swimming suit!

I made a little place to clip on my keys. Bought the handles at Joann's.

My only disappointment is the red tabs that attach the handles. There were just too many layers of (10-14) of drapery fabric and even Violet couldn't handle that very well.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Seraphim Shawl

The Seraphim shawl. I finished this last month. I needed something to keep warm. You know those days when the evenings are cold but a sweatshirt is too warm? I forced my perfectionist tendencies aside for this one, I was not going to frog any of it so if I made a mistake I just had to try to fix it without frogging or deal with it. It looks pretty good and only knitters could notice the imperfections.