Hello All! I'm new here and thought I'd share my current projects (and learn the lingo. WIP FO? WTF? ;p)
First is the Rockstar Backpack from Stitch 'n Bitch, which has two patterns either for a monkey or a rabbit. I thought the rabbit was a cat, so I altered the intarsia a little bit to make it look like my cat Helo. I need my sisters help sewing the lining, and I have to figure out the zipper. Pattern called for a 9" separating zipper, which are like impossible to find! I'm hoping I can just use a non-separating, big plastic one in either gray or black.
The white was an old skein of Red Heart white or off-white that actually ran out before I was done. I had to buy another one, and the colors didn't really match so I think the old one got a little discolored somehow. It's a close enough match tho. The colors are all scraps that I had left over. The gray I think is Wool Ease from the very first scarf I made.
And here's Helo just for reference, nomming on a catnip mouse I made (pattern also in Stitch 'n Bitch!)
Second is for a cabled purse for my besty. I tried just free knitting her a purse years ago that never went any where so I looked (and looked and looked) for a nice purse pattern and settled on this one.
Thank you for the compliments! I'm on the last touches for the kitty bag. My sister helped me (err did) the lining for me, so I just have to sew it into the bag, and tighten the corners. I ended up getting a bulky plastic 9" non separating zipper, which worked perfectly fine. And it was cheaper than the 10" separating one.
As for the purse, I'm probably almost half done but i keep getting holes by the cables. Any tips for getting rid of those?