View Full Version : FO - My Constant Companion
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.
Close-up of the colors
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.
09-22-2006, 02:07 AM
Jan in CA
09-22-2006, 02:17 AM
I love it, Julie! It's fabulous!! :inlove:
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:
09-22-2006, 07:32 AM
DM - I love this bag!!! OMG - it is so pretty!!! I want to make one after seeing yours!
09-22-2006, 07:46 AM
It looks great! Purple is my favorite color!
09-22-2006, 08:16 AM
FANTASTIC! :cheering: I love it mmmm luscious color.
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:
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:
09-22-2006, 09:52 AM
Oooh very nice! Pretty colors and gorgeous bag!
09-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Beautiful, I love, love the colors :cheering:
09-22-2006, 10:47 AM
:inlove: :inlove: Beautiful job! I am in love with the colors!
Looks great! That's a neat pattern.
09-22-2006, 12:06 PM
Another pattern for the ever-growing list...
09-22-2006, 12:47 PM
:cheering: Wow! That looks great!
09-22-2006, 12:56 PM
:aww: Thanks, everybody. :aww: