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DotMom61
09-22-2006, 01:07 AM
Finally, I have an FO to post!!

Here's my new knitting' bag ... My Constant Companion done in WOTA Amethyst Heather w/ some Schaeffer Handpainted as CC. The colors in the bottom 2 photos look a little washed out :?? don't have time to fiddle w/ 'em, though.

Before

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/P1050278.jpg

After

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/P1050282.jpg

Close-up of the colors

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/P1050287.jpg

I don't feel like I got the pocket on there very well. So, I'm thinking I might needle felt it along the edges to smooth things out.

mwedzi
09-22-2006, 02:07 AM
Very pretty!

Jan in CA
09-22-2006, 02:17 AM
I love it, Julie! It's fabulous!! :inlove:

fluffypechey
09-22-2006, 05:21 AM
That is sooooooooo gorgeous. I love it. The colours are fabulous.
You should feel really proud. I think the pocket looks great.
I love this felting thing it really is fabulous. Well done. :cheering:

:hug: Sharon

Jeep_Girl
09-22-2006, 07:32 AM
DM - I love this bag!!! OMG - it is so pretty!!! I want to make one after seeing yours!

lizzitude
09-22-2006, 07:46 AM
It looks great! Purple is my favorite color!

Stonington
09-22-2006, 08:16 AM
FANTASTIC! :cheering: I love it mmmm luscious color.

anne
sebago, ME

Ingrid
09-22-2006, 08:21 AM
Beautiful! :cheering: :cheering:

nadja la claire
09-22-2006, 08:24 AM
:inlove: :inlove: That is so pretty!!! :inlove: :inlove: Where did you find the pattern? :heart: I love the color! :heart: The pattern PLEASE!!! :pray:

Nadja xxx

DotMom61
09-22-2006, 08:47 AM
Thanks, everybody!!! :aww:

I can't believe I forgot to link the pattern. :doh:

Here 'tis: My Constant Companion (http://www.knitkit.com/#My%20Constant%20Companion)

You can also find the pattern Knitter's Stash (http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Stash-Favorite-Patterns-Americas/dp/1931499667/sr=8-1/qid=1158928078/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7006833-3215935?ie=UTF8&s=books), which is where I found it. I checked it out of the library & knit from the book. :shifty: I'm so cheap.

I've knit a whole slew of Oregon Totes (http://www.knitkit.com/#Oregon%20Totes), and the construction of this bag was very, very similar. There were three design differences, though, that I really liked:
A button created from a length of i-cord
A button loop created from a length of i-cord
A pocket using the Mosaic Knitting technique for the design. I had to get some help for this because the pattern wasn't very clear on the fact that this is a technique in and of itself, and I had no idea. :doh: So, our faithful Knitting Masters here helped me. Here (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATslipstitch.html) is an article from Knitty that will describe the process. It's a great, non-scary way to add a color design to your project. :thumbsup:

Amber
09-22-2006, 09:52 AM
Oooh very nice! Pretty colors and gorgeous bag!

rebecca
09-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Beautiful, I love, love the colors :cheering:

sara_jayne
09-22-2006, 10:47 AM
:inlove: :inlove: Beautiful job! I am in love with the colors!

kemp
09-22-2006, 11:20 AM
Looks great! That's a neat pattern.

AnreeAce
09-22-2006, 12:06 PM
Lovely! :inlove:

sigh

Another pattern for the ever-growing list...

Kaydee
09-22-2006, 12:47 PM
:cheering: Wow! That looks great!

DotMom61
09-22-2006, 12:56 PM
:aww: Thanks, everybody. :aww:

cozy
09-22-2006, 01:39 PM
Gorgeous bag! :heart: