Friday, July 06, 2007


Hi Knitters,
Well, here it is one last time. I finished the seams and lining yesterday. Vogue On the Go series, Bags Two is a great little book, but this bag is by far my favorite. The designer is Sima Brason Ferraro and she does an excellent job.
The lining took me most of the day working off and on. I have a sewing machine but it is not at my house right now. It is a long story. Needless to say I sewed everything by hand which I like to do anyway but it is time consuming.
You cover a heavy piece of cardboard for a bottom insert. I like this feature because it helps give the bag structure.
I chose the dotted fabric because I thought it carried the bobble theme right on to the inside of the bag. The instructions for the lining are crystal clear, very precise.
It really reminds me of candy, light, fluffy, whipped sugar. Yum!
Lovin' the magnetic snap, too. I ordered this from here awhile ago, not with this bag in mind though. It is fun when you just have things on hand when you need them.
The handle is the best part. I can't stand a knitted handle that stretches out as you use the bag. Sima has the perfect solution. You cover a piece of plastic needlepoint mesh with fabric. Then whipstitch it onto the underside of the handle.
Then you have the knitted handle but it has strength and will keep its intended shape.
This will be the perfect little knitting bag for socks or hats or mittens or toys. It is so fun to have a new knitted bag, right? I may just have to throw out a "wa-la" on this one. It is just that good.
I can't wait to put this sweet little bag to use. You should try this pattern out. You won't be disappointed, guaranteed!
I hope everyone is having a nice summer so far. It is going fast. My sister lives in a beautiful, huge old house on Lake Monona in Madison. It is a summer retreat and we spend every 4th of July over there for a cookout with my family. The kids have an absolute blast together. Then my brother-in-law takes us out on the lake in the boat for fireworks viewing. We can see 3 different shows at the same time from the lake.
Their trampoline is always more fun with water balloons thrown in the mix.
I passed off the candle lighting duties this time. Here is my 4th of July baby, well 5th of July actually. She turned 11 yesterday.
She glows like a ripe peach. She's a good squeeze, too, and we love her so.
best, susie