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29 March 2007 @ 06:15 pm
Spiral Rib Bag  
So, I started working on the Spiral Rib Bag from One Skein, which bluegreysky gave me for my birthday.  I'm using Blue Sky Cotton in a very pale pink, two strands held together on #10 needles.  I think it will be pretty sturdy when it's finished, but I want to line it with a fun fabric anyway.

Eventually, the bag will be about as tall as it is wide, with a bit of a ruffle at the top edge and i-cord run through eyelets to hold it closed.

The pattern said to start with a provisional cast-on, then knit the body (the spiral rib part), then go back and take out the waste yarn and decrease for the bottom of the bag from there.  Instead, I started with five sts and increased to form the bottom of the bag, then just continued knitting into the body.  No provisional cast-on necessary!  (Also, because two of my #10 dpns are missing, I had to learn how to knit in the round using two circulars, which is actually kind of cool!)

Because of the color, and because it's a little smaller than I expected, I think I'm going to turn it into a mini-backpack and give it to my 4-year-old cousin Emilee.

My favorite part is that it's the perfect size to hold the two balls of yarn I'm working with when I'm not knitting:

Isn't that cute?
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Current Mood: creativecrafty
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amoral_fiberamoral_fiber on March 30th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
My favorite thing about knitting bags is storing the yarn in them when they're in progress! I love it-- I think that bag is so cute! I'm glad you like it, cause I showed it to a customer who wanted to do a "little round drawstring bag with a little bit of interest but no complicated stitches"...and she hated it! I was so confuzzled.

PS- those purple and green stitch markers are my favorite thing in the world (as far as stitch markers go). They're *way* too expensive, but I just don't care. I love them. I love them so!
needlexchangeneedlexchange on March 30th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
what? that's so weird! maybe she just didn't like the yarn in the example? i think it's pretty, but i can see how it might not be everyone's taste. it would be a really different bag in a solid, saturated color - i'm thinking burgundy or eggplant or something - or in a different fiber.

and yes, the stitch markers are awesome. totally wonderful.