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Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Sophie Bag (http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htm)
This was intended as a stash busting project. I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn, but I made a few tweaks and it ended up okay. I made it about 5 rows shorter and made the i-cords with smaller needles. It worked, but the strap is maybe too flimsy so I don't recommend shortchanging that part of it. I also think maybe doubling the yarn might be a good idea. The bottom especially tends to bulge out when the bag is held up although I'm not sure doubling the yarn would work for that. Maybe needs a design tweak...or it could be something I did when picking up stitches. :??

So here it is. The color seemed so crazy as I was knitting it (Cherry Blossom and Coal), but I actually think it turned out pretty! I love the twisted strap, too!

Oh about felting...I put it in the washer on low in hot water with a pair of jeans and a capful of Woolite. After 10 min it was about done so I flipped it inside out and put it back in the lingerie bag and then just let the washer finish up. I then threw it in the dryer with a towel. It came out fine and I really didn't notice much more shrinking if any.

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03-06-2006, 01:54 PM
That looks awesome jan!!! I love the color!!

03-06-2006, 02:13 PM
I :heart: that bag! Great job! Love the colors too! :thumbsup:

03-06-2006, 02:16 PM
Looks great! So how much yarn did it end up taking?

03-06-2006, 02:38 PM
Looks great Jan! I really like the twisted handles.

Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 03:21 PM
Looks great! So how much yarn did it end up taking?

Well, since it's a stash buster project I'm not really sure, but it took about one skein of cherry blossom and maybe 1/4 of coal. I'm only guessing though. When I do the next one I will try doubling it and making the straps heavier so it'll require more. WOTA is cheap though so that's a good thing. ;)

Thanks everyone!

03-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Wow! That is super gorgeous! :inlove: Love the colors together.

Great job! Be warned, I foresee lots of people stopping you and asking where you got that fabulous bag from. :lol:

03-06-2006, 03:40 PM
It looks GREAT!!! :cheering:

03-06-2006, 04:16 PM
So if I had two full skeins and a half a third skein left over from my mom's tote......I bet I would have enough!

03-06-2006, 04:18 PM
I love it! :cheering:

03-06-2006, 04:36 PM
Jan, I love it! :inlove: The colors are great and it is just sooo cute! I really like the handles too!

03-06-2006, 04:46 PM
I :heart: the bag!!! This is going to be my next project!! I think I will stripe mine with two different color blues.

Cindy :waving:

03-06-2006, 05:53 PM
Looks perfect, Jan! :cheering:

03-06-2006, 06:48 PM
This bag is so cute! I love the color and the size! I am always looking for a new hand bag! :heart: :heart:

03-06-2006, 08:57 PM
Love the bag, you did a great job. :cheering:

03-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Love it!

03-06-2006, 11:05 PM
That is just precious, Jan! :inlove:

03-07-2006, 07:08 AM
That is a really awesome bag Jan!! :cheering: I agree with hillerkim, a lot of people are going to want one!!

03-07-2006, 08:52 AM
Yup....you've inspired me to make one as a agood luck gift for someone at work who just gave their notice. I didnt even think twice about what to make!!

03-07-2006, 12:46 PM
that bag is stunning. the colors are bright and cheery. i love it.

03-07-2006, 12:47 PM
I've found my next project! I just love the way that turned out. When mine is finished, I'll either keep it or give it to one of my step-daughters. It's so nice to have step-daughters that appreciate my knitting.

Your bag is precious!

03-11-2006, 10:33 AM
:heart: this!!! What great colors!!

Jan in CA
03-11-2006, 10:46 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you all liked it! :heart:

03-12-2006, 01:51 PM
Your felted bag is just beautiful!! Right now I'm woking on an Entrelac bag and I hope it comes out okay when I felt it. I'm about half way done with the knitting part and using Noro wool.. I'll let you all know how it comes out when I'm done with it. :XX: :XX:

03-13-2006, 02:28 PM
That's such a pretty bag. I'm glad you put the link too coz I'd like to make it. The colors are GORGEOUS! I never made a strap like that, it's such a nice extra touch.

03-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Oooooh, that looks awesome!

03-13-2006, 09:13 PM
It's gorgeous! I love the colors!! :happydance:

03-14-2006, 08:43 PM
I love the color of your bag.........I want to do one in deep red and dark blue :rollseyes: Sissy