Monday, September 10, 2007

Inspired inspiring

My Lucy bag knit in Noro Kureyon inspired Allison to knit a Sophie Bag with Noro for a friend of hers. Then her bag inspired me to knit a Sophie with Noro as a gradution present for a friend of mine.

I had some troubles. The bag itself is simple and the shape is just lovely. But I found that twisty thing happening again and the handles ended up going from front to back instead of side to side. Using the mistakes are just opportunities to be creative philosophy, I snipped off the offending handles and added some girly plastic ones instead. I also had to cut off the button loop that was centered before felting but quite off to the side after. Luckily, I was able to use a bit of the original handles to make a loop.
The twisty thing could be due to my knitting - I discovered awhile back that I was twisting my stitches. I thought, however, that I'd fixed that issue. Could it be the yarn? Either way, I'm leaning increasingly toward the idea that handles and loops should just be added after felting.

I was anticipating some good knitting time at the soccer games over the weekend. But I was too busy taking pictures. Gotta love the pig tails! It was Z's first game. I've been looking forward to it since she was an itty bitty baby and I was lugging her around to her big sisters' and brother's games! I'm not sure who had more fun - the parents or the kids.

1 comment:

Janice said...

I love the bag! I've had several times I've had to go to 'option B' for a bag! Love the soccer pictures! Definitely worth sacrificing a little knitting time for!