View Full Version : FO--Lucy Bag

01-16-2006, 03:54 PM
Here's my first Lucy bag! This was the large size, knit in WOTA snickerdoodle.

It has two mysterious holes... but you can't see them unless you're up close. It's supposed to be a birthday gift for my best friend Jill...I think I'm going to give this to her as a provisional gift, then give her another WITHOUT holes. :rollseyes:

01-16-2006, 04:06 PM
Not hole, Angelia. DESIGN FEATURES! They're for ventilation in case you need to carry a cat with you.

01-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Not hole, Angelia. DESIGN FEATURES! They're for ventilation in case you need to carry a cat with you.


Seriously Angelina, it looks so fab, make me one! :happydance:

Jan in CA
01-16-2006, 04:26 PM
Not hole, Angelia. DESIGN FEATURES! They're for ventilation in case you need to carry a cat with you.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

01-16-2006, 04:58 PM

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

None of the sad wee beasties here will fit in the bag! ;)

01-16-2006, 05:00 PM
It looks wonderful--love the color, reminds me of camel's hair. Don't worry about the holes! I'm sure she'll never notice.

01-16-2006, 05:00 PM
Very cool looking! I think that your friend will love it as a main gift! :thumbsup:

01-16-2006, 05:07 PM
Great job!!! I really like the color... :thumbsup:

01-16-2006, 05:10 PM
Love the way that turned out in the Snickerdoodle!

Could you make a couple of felted flowers to put over the holes? Perhaps like the ones on one of Marnie's hats, then just felt them? Knitwhits.com has some patterns for knitted flowers and they come with felting instructions, too. :)

My crafting motto is "better done than perfect", so I'd make the holes work for me some way, some how! :lol:

01-16-2006, 05:23 PM
Oooh....felted flowers...that might work! She tends to like plain, but I might be able to make them work.

Thanks! :heart:

01-16-2006, 05:42 PM
I think it's beautiful! How large are the holes? Why don't you try weaving some more yarn through the holes and then refelting a bit? It looks so great. If they're not very big, I'd forget them!

01-16-2006, 05:43 PM
Angelia, it looks great!! :thumbsup:

01-16-2006, 06:13 PM
Thanks, Jouf and Margie!!

And Jouf, I almost did just what you suggest, but I'm afraid to felt the bag any further; it's already much smaller than it should be.

Oh well. I'll live! And at least I know now just how beautiful snickerdoodle is when it felts!

01-16-2006, 06:17 PM
Angelia, I love it!!! :heart:

01-16-2006, 06:18 PM
Angelia --- It's beautiful! Where are the holes? Could you use some embroidery thread and monogram it for her, or are they in weird place for that.

01-16-2006, 06:22 PM
Places are too weird, unfortunately. The dh suggested I sew on buttons of various sizes randomly (and not so randomly!) on the bag. Not a bad idea, really!

She'll just laugh when I tell her about the holes; this is just so typically ME that she'll find it hilarious.

01-16-2006, 07:34 PM
If someone knitted a bag like that for me (holes or no holes) I would be absolutely thrilled. It looks fabulous.

01-16-2006, 08:57 PM
I think it looks fab! I really like that pattern...I've gone back and forth about buying it...how much yarn does it require??

01-16-2006, 09:02 PM
That is a cool looking bag!

01-16-2006, 09:08 PM
Yardage varies according to the size you knit. I used about 600 or 700 for that particular bag.

01-16-2006, 09:12 PM
Very Nice!!! :heart:

01-16-2006, 09:46 PM
Angelia ... Was that worsted weight or bulky?

01-16-2006, 10:44 PM
It's beautiful Angelia--snickerdoodle didn't turn out so bad afterall!

01-16-2006, 10:47 PM
It's worsted weight--the wonderful KP WOTA (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420103)!

01-16-2006, 10:51 PM
I guess forgot to ask ... and maybe you already said this somewhere ... but is it one or two strands?? :D

01-16-2006, 10:56 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I knit it single strand, and it came out a fairly substantial thickness. Of course I felted it quite a lot...

01-16-2006, 11:19 PM
I like the button idea. Be sure to use an odd number...isn't that some artsy thing?

01-16-2006, 11:30 PM
I :heart: it! It turned out nice! And we were just talking about this!!!! I have got to get that pattern!

01-16-2006, 11:54 PM
Holes??? A personal signature!
Nice pattern. :thumbsup:

01-17-2006, 01:29 AM
I love :heart: :inlove: :heart: Your Lucy bag!! I want one!! I can't ever find the pattern when I'm looking :( ... but your's is scrumpdilicious :inlove: :inlove:

01-17-2006, 10:13 AM
I love your bag!! I know she will too great job!!! :thumbsup:

01-19-2006, 12:34 AM
Hi angelia
how are you?
i know what we can do for the whole ion the bag, I can bring matching thread and a quilting needle and some invisible stitches you won't be able to tell!
I have every color under hte earth in 100% cotton!!
I will call you
:XX: :happydance:
see you Nina

01-19-2006, 02:32 AM
Can't even see the holes...and I' m sure she won't either.

Try not to worry! We only notice that kind of thing ourselves. "Normal" people don't! :roflhard: :roflhard:

01-19-2006, 09:06 AM
I gave the bag to her yesterday and she loved it--she couldn't have cared less about the holes! :happydance: :happydance:

I'll just be more careful in future Lucy-making. ;)

01-19-2006, 10:29 AM
I love the style of the bag and the color you chose! Your friend is very lucky.