Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's All About Me! Finished

I finished my all about me project.  I have been planning a rainbow project bag since October.  I wanted a circular bottom, funky straps and it needed to be felted.  I started gathering yarn and only found all the colors in January when I started the bag.  It took 616 yards by the time I was finished.  Pictures:

pre-felted, it is 14 1/2 inches tall without the flap and 31 inches around

I made braided straps, short rowed circle bottom, reinforced moss stitched top and a funky 8 by 8 ribbed stripes on the end with button holes using intarisa.  All 8 balls of yarn sat in the bag while I worked that ribbing.

Here is the post felted object.  I found bright buttons which I sewed on with contrasting yarn.  The measurements ended up being:  26 1/2 inches around and 10 1/2 inches tall.  It is perfect for holding and toting my knitting projects and I am so happy with it.  Now I just need to make the matching needle case and notions bag.

3 comments:

adrienne said...

very cute!

MLJ1954 said...

I really like your bag. It would be perfect for these dreary bleary days of winter!

CloseAcademy said...

It's supposed to help cheer me up. Thanks.