Sunday, October 3, 2010

Petal Tote

I used to spend birthday money on yarn. One time when I had birthday money, I bought a lot expensive wool and knitted this bag. It's definitely a compliment-collector bag. You can't go anywhere with this bag and expect compliments not to be flowing at you from every direction. So I suggest, if you make this bag and decide to put it into use, that you do your makeup that day because everyone will be looking at you -or at least your bag! It is made from some very colorful wools. It is lined and has a magnetic clasp to hole the top together! It was my first lining of a project that I've made, and I am proud of myself for the attempt. Here's a link to the original thing: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mod-pod-tote. I did do the petals differently now that I think about it, the original had more flat of petals, mine are a little more child-like and curvy towards the ends. Here's what it turned out like: 



Sea Town Bucket Bag

This is an attempt of a knock off from a felted bag that I saw on Ravelry.com, here is the link if you are interested: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felted-bucket-bag-5. I just used sock yarn even though the yarn used for the original bag (from the link) was a bulky weight. This project was crazy. Don't ever try to knit a bag you plan to sock yarn, especially if you want it to be sturdy. It will take forever! I used 10 dpns all at once to get the circumferance of the bag. I think they were size 3 or 4. It was rediculous. I definitely don't recommend ever duplicating the one I tried to do. I wanted to make this bag but I only had a 'million yards' of sock yarn so I just tried to be crafty and remake the pattern to use up my sock weight yarn. To all of you out there who have an outrageous amount of sock yarn and want to make this bag, I don't care. DO NOT USE SOCK YARN TO MAKE THIS BAG, YOU WILL GO INSANE.












Model: Brooke Gardner
Photographer: Meredith Hunt
Location: Tully Rd. Modesto, CA
Time: Sunset

White Spaghetti Scarf

It was my birthday a couple years ago, and for my birthday my local yarn shop ladies gave me some beautiful 100% alpaca sock yarn. This was just after I had finished my sock making phase. So I decided to do some mindless knitting and just knit a very very long and skinny scarf. It turned out well, but how could it not? It really was just stockinette stitch the whole time with slightly tapered ends. It now belongs to my roommate who pulls it off very nicely.





 
Model: Brooke Gardner
Photographer: Meredith Hunt
Location: Tully Rd. Modesto, CA
Time: Sunset