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newamy
03-13-2009, 06:37 PM
I knitted this bag, called the Road Bag from a pattern in a book called Bags that Rock by Kelly Deal. For those in the know she sings with the alternative rock band the Breeders and also knits. I'm not in the know, but my husband likes the Breeders and saw her book and got it for me for Christmas. Anyway, lots of cute ideas in the book and some good bag patterns.

I started this bag March 7th and finished it today, March 13th including felting, lining it, attaching the strap (a jeans inseam), and a magnetic snap. I also had to work a lot this week, so it was a quick project.

More pics on my Ravelry page. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/newamy/road

dturner
03-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Very cool!

ArtLady1981
03-13-2009, 09:42 PM
Very nice Amy! WOW! It was a quick knit! Just a few days from beginning to 'out-the-door'! Way to go!

GirlChris
03-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Great bag. :yay: I think it is so fun to hear about famous people who knit. it's just a connection ykwim?

evona
03-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Cool bag! I can't believe Kelly Deal wrote a knitting book! That's just awesome!!! :woot:

ritaw
03-14-2009, 02:26 AM
It is great . :)

Slim
03-14-2009, 02:25 PM
Awesome! I love it, especially the very creative strap! Nice work.

momwolf
03-15-2009, 01:34 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_114.gif

WandaT
03-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Wow! It looks great! and you completed it so FAST!!! Incredible! Feels good doesn't it? :)

dustinac
03-16-2009, 09:56 AM
:happydance: Great job!

margz3
03-16-2009, 09:59 AM
That's really nice - LOVE the color!

MerigoldinWA
03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
I went to look at the other pictures at Ravelry. I was wondering what you made the strap out of, now I see it here, a jean inseam. Good idea, that will have a lot of strength and won't stretch out. I love your color combination, the purple with the green lining and button or flower. Nice work.

newamy
03-16-2009, 07:43 PM
The use of the jeans inseam is in the pattern instructions, so not my invention, or one could use a regular purse strap or a belt. I like the inseam, now that I've used it a bit I think it's a brilliant idea.