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DragonTush
05-24-2007, 03:40 PM
This is some stuff I've had sitting around for a bit. Between work and life in general I haven't had time to do much knitting but I finally decided if I didn't take some time for me and do some therapy knitting I was going to lose it...so here a a couple of things I took pics of.

My Booga backpack. I adapted the pattern and added an I-cord and shoulder straps.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/boogaicord.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/Boogabackpack.jpg


Malabrigo Rib Scarf (I just knit two, purled two ..I think)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/MalabrigoScarf1.jpg

A cabled scarf (Bernat Satin) of my own design.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/BMS.jpg


I need to finish the scarf and felt the bag. I'm doing laundry today so I'll likely throw it in with a pair of jeans later.

Jan in CA
05-24-2007, 03:58 PM
Those are fabulous! I like the colors!

Mariblue
05-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Very pretty knitting! I like the striping effect in the ribbed scarf. :thumbsup:

Knitabit
05-24-2007, 04:04 PM
Great stuff!

I've been experimenting with I-cord draw strings. Do you find that it opens and closes easily, or do you have to fuss with it a bit?

:-P

sara_jayne
05-24-2007, 04:04 PM
I love the Booga backpack - what a terrific idea! The two scarves look wonderful!

DragonTush
05-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Knitabit..this is the first one I've made so I don't know how its going to work out. Its definitely fiddly before felting but I have hopes that it will be smoother once its felted.

Thanks Everyone!

sara_jayne
05-24-2007, 04:12 PM
Knitabit..this is the first one I've made so I don't know how its going to work out. Its definitely fiddly before felting but I have hopes that it will be smoother once its felted.

Thanks Everyone!

You might already be planning to do this :hiding: but I wanted to share what has worked for me. I threaded non-wool yarn (like 5 or 6 strands) through the eyelets to keep them open. Cotton or acrylic will work for this. Felt the i-cord with the bag, but not in the eyelets. The more yarn you thread through the eyelets the less they will "shrink". I've found that i cords work well as drawstrings. I hope you'll post pictures when it is felted!

DragonTush
05-26-2007, 04:24 PM
I'll have to try that Sara_Jayne. Thanks for the tip:thumbsup: