Tuesday, April 04, 2006

May I Present...

the Farmer's Market Bag! I think I would add another repeat of the striping pattern, as this ended up only 11 inches high. It shrunk much more lengthwise than my gauge swatch led me to expect. Not sure why. I used up the rest of my yarn (except the seafoam, of which I still have most of a skein) on pockets. I made a pouch for mushrooms and other squashables (I was really pleased with my cleverness in making a pocket that would give enough depth), and pockets for keys, wallet, and cell phone. I played with the idea of adding a divider, but decided against it. Geronimo inspected it and found it lacking in catnip or tuna, and Mirando declined to comment. Overall, I'm pleased. It will be nice and fuctional, and the straps are the exact length I want.




Other knitting: Could there be photos of Picovoli all finished tomorrow? There just might be!

Writing: Argh. Same place. I hope Chapter 4 is some sort of turning point, and future chapters will be easier to write.

Reading: Almost done with Bloodsucking Fiends.

Cooking: None, due to desperate need for grocery shopping.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

That's a great looking bag. Attractive AND functional. I need to make myself one before the farmers markets start up around here.

Lori said...

Really a beautiful bag! Love the colors!

Areli said...

Wow! That is so cute finished. Will you post the pattern, it looks like a fun way to learn two color knitting.

String Bean said...

Picovoli? Done? You just started 2 days ago!!

Annie said...

Very nice! Love the pockets.

Zonda said...

Nice job! Love the color and the pockets!!! cool!

Jenny said...

Nice job on the bag. Looks great!

Rain said...

It looks fantastic felted and it gets the kitty seal of approval!

It's gorgeous.

Marie said...

What a beautiful bag! I love the striping pattern.
How does the felted fabric hold up to carrying heavy things? I keep eyeing all the lovely felted bag patterns out there but I'm worried that the fabric will give over time...

lee said...

Hmm... Maybe I lied about not needing a felted bag!

sgeddes said...

Great job! I love the idea of all those pockets!