Monday, November 06, 2006

International Tote Exchange II

For the past several months I've been part of the International Tote Exchange II - a very fun swap in which crafters knit or crochet totes for each other. I've had a great time watching the progress of all the totes. I've also had a great time getting to know the woman who was knitting a tote for me. It arrived and it's wonderful. It's a backpack made out of soft felted malabrigio that matches my wardrobe completely. It came packed with all sorts of goodies - two skeins of beautiful blue yarn, chocolate and note cards, just to name a few. Check out the great detail up above. Allison used a really great stitch that blended in when felted to yield a subtle pattern on the bottom. She included a non-felted zippered pouch that showed off the stitch. The top is made of diamonds. When you open it, there is a blue top also made out of diamonds. The blue part is closed with a pretty glass button. The outer bag is closed with an long, exotic button. The tote arrived just after Halloween - what a treat!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful bag!!!


Danielle said...

I came to your blog via the mdkal, and that's just so neat how other knitter's are swapping so much. It warms my heart to see people using their creative talents and favorite hobbies, not to mention time and efforts to give something to someone they've usually never met. Consider yourself blessed and lucky. I think we knitter's belong to a very wonderful group of people.