6.23.2005

A girl just can't have too many bags

I woke up yesterday with a sinus headache and blurred vision so I decided to stay home and sleep it off. When I woke up in the afternoon I was feeling better so I used my few hours of quiet time to watch Hotel Rwanda and finish itsy bitsy.
itsy bitsyThe bag is finally finished and I only had to make a few alterations. Although no board will admit that there is something wrong with the pattern, the rows didn't add up correctly so I ended up adding 2 knit rows, one before the bottom and strap shaping and one after. This seemed to fix all of the RS, WS discrepancies. Another mistake I noticed that I didn't fix was the repeat under "shape sides." If it was going to be used for shaping both of the sides instead of a side and a bottom the second "repeat" should have gone across 101 stitches instead of just 50. I didn't fix this so my bag is slightly narrower on one side (we'll call that character.)

I used the cotton ribbon yarn from Mystical Creations Yarns. I had it hand-dyed in turquoise for another project, but it worked beautifully in this bag. The picture doesn't show it, but there are slight variations in the yarn that give the bag a nice texture.

In other news, the vegan knitters Web ring is finally up. If you are a vegan knitter and you would like to add your blog to the ring please go here.

5 comments:

michelleknits said...

I love how your bag turned out. Character is good! That yarn also looks nice. I'm going to check out that store when I have some time. I'm on my way to work! Hope you're feeling better...

robyn said...

Wow, you're fast!! I wasn't even finished with my blog edit and you have already posted. Mystical Creations is a great store, but you have to buy the yarn by the half pound which can be a pain. All of her yarns are hand painted and they are beautiful, I wish the variations would show up on screen.

michelleknits said...

I think I got lucky cause I hadn't noticed that you just posted. Thanks for adding me to the list of "blogs you like"!

Jennifa said...

I love the bag. I'm going to be buying some of their solid cotton soon (I think the name of the solid is blue wisteria, something with wisteria in the name, I know that) for the Lelah top. I'm glad to see how pretty it looks before hand.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

I know you posted this AGES ago... but thank you so much for sharing your problems with the itsybitsy bag! I'm knitting it now and cannot seem to make heads or tails of the "short row" problems! And I'm great at following directions but horrid at trying to fix other people's errors!

Yours looks great btw! Thanks again!