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Sunday, December 24, 2006

And a few more UFO's finished!

Here are a few more UFO's off the shelf! The far left one was made using 'no' pattern. It's a small felted clutch, and a used a specialty yarn for a few rows. The cable bag on the right was made with Lamb's Pride Bulky on size 9 needles. It's a simple cable pattern, and I had more than 1/2 of it done during a 2 hour class at my local yarn store, North Fork Stitches. I purchased a silk ribbon and wove it through the cables. The cable bag on the bottom was made using 'no' pattern. I took a cable pattern from one of my stitching dictionaries, repeated twice with enough starting stitches on each edge to create a simple design. This bag would also be suitable for embellishment with ribbon.

Something's Flowery Bag

Here is my adaptation of Terry Ross's Something's Fishy bag. I've renamed it Something's Flowery. Terry Ross shared this pattern with the Yahoo Bagaholic Group a few months ago. I used a variety of blue/turquoise wools from my stash. It may be a little difficult to see, but the top of the bag has some small openwork. I used a varigated ribbon yarn to create the flowers, using Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers book. This is a big bag, and will be wonderful to carry my larger knitting projects in.

English Garden Bag Completed

In anticipation of my New Year's resolution, I decided to get out all my UFO's and see what could be finished in a few hours. Here is my English Carpet Bag! This is from Crystal Palace, www.straw.com and was designed by Terry Ross, another member of the Yahoo Groups, Bagaholic forum. She is a spectacular designer, and I loved making this bag. I'm not too good on bobbles - see my green ones at the top of the bag - so I used a button for the center of the largest rose. I used all of the suggested yarns from the first colorway, as well as the handles. I love this bag, and I'm sure I will get a lot of compliments. Thank you, as always, Terry for designing such a nice bag!

Finished Christmas Gifts

Here are 3 finished IPOD cases that I plan to give my neices for Christmas. Tomorrow! Yikes...nothing like finishing up items at the 11th hour. I used a free pattern that I found at Michael's. The left one was made using yarn that I purchased from Knit Picks and dyed with kool-aid. The middle one and the one on the right were made using Lamb's Pride worsted. The 2 flowers were made using a Nicky Epstein pattern. I took 3 strands of silver wire, and set up approximately 20 beads each wire, then using a needle, I pulled all three wires through the flower to the stem. I then wrapped the wire around the base of the flower stem, and stitched the flowers, stem and leaves to the case. The middle leaf was not felted. All other items were felted seperately. I attached buttons so that the handle can be opened and closed.