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#211 of 228 Old 04-20-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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I haven't touched mine since the last time I posted because I have been busy with different projects. I'm hoping to pick it up again in the next few days!
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So, um, can I join NOW? LOL

I have had my babe, and I am just starting to get a little knitting in again. Nothing like the speed at which I was knitting during my pregnancy, but still.
I also recieved some ***gorgeous*** salmon Peace Fleece, 2 skeins, that is sitting there begging me to knit with it.

So I may add this to my unending list of projects OTN....

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So, um, can I join NOW? LOL
Sure, come on and join us. All I've got finished is the top band and 4 rows of the body. I bet you finish before I do...
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I just started working on mine again this week (some Easter projects and a a second sock so I could wear the pair got in the way). I'm onto the first repeat of the body, and planning to keep at it for a while now.

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Sure, come on and join us. All I've got finished is the top band and 4 rows of the body. I bet you finish before I do...
Thanks! And, I don't know. I would be happy if it were finished by fall. I was always one to obsessively knit away until a project was complete, I usually didn't even have more than one preject OTN, but now it's just crazy! Of course I have my 4.5 yods, almost 6 yo dd, and 3 week old ds + a 13 mo old I care for *all week long*


So, eh, maybe I should feel thankful I am knitting at all...

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I just finnished the main body of the bag. Just the strap and a linning left to do.

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I finished mine!! I'll take pics for all of you, I promise. It's light yellow, which is perfect, because yellow can be used to inspire creativity. I knit the strap in the same pattern as the knotwork that goes down the left and right edges of the bag, and it looks perfect. I lined it with a cream fabric with blue stars and moons on it, and I lined the strap too. I don't want any stretching going on here! I decided this needed to be a knitting bag, so (to the lining) I added a pocket for knitting needles, and a small pocket with a flap for notions or whatever. I also have a light yellow zipper, which I cut to short, but oh well.
I love the idea of pockets in the linning and a zipper. I had already planned on linning it, but I'm deffinatly going to add pockets and a zipper now too! Thanks for the idea!
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It's done! I will post pictures just as soon as I find my camera.

ETA: pictures here: http://cate-of-the-no-sheep.blogspot.com/
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Ack! Cate, that's gorgeous! Good work!

I have done, um 3 repeats on the top band. Of course I just started yesterday (after figuring gauge) So that's not bad. It's so pretty! It's my first time working with Peace Fleece, and I really like the cable definitions.g

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Thanks. I had a lot of fun making it! I really do love it, and now I finally have a hand knit, knitting bag!
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Cate--that's beautiful!

I'm 1-1/2 repeats from the end, plus the I-cord. Now that I'm this far in, I finally understand what others have meant by just following the knitting. It's going so much faster now that I don't have to stop to check it every few stitches.

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I am down to the last repeat on the body, but have had NO time to knit for a while now. Hopefully soon!
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I was finally able to knit on this a little, but only got about 4 rounds done on the body. I still haven't made it all the way through 1 repeat on the body, but I'm close now!
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I can't remember if I 'signed up' earlier or not - if not, Hi!

I had some yellow mohair I was swatching beside my chair trying to figure out what to do with it when I ran across this thread. What the heck, right? It worked!!! Who would have thought you could do cables in mohair?!

I've got the bag itself done - quinn bag (it's much brighter than the picture!). I'm stuck though - I don't think I really want a swath of bright yellow mohair across my chest . (no, my shoulders slope too much, so I'm not going to be wearing the strap on the same shoulder the bag is on, and I don't carry bags in my hand if I can help it!) Any ideas for the strap?
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I forgot to talk about the process! I had a bit of trouble joining the top band - having the provisional crochet cast on twisted for the first cable made it difficult to pull it out and figure out where the stitches were supposed to go. Got it in the end though. I slipped the edge stitches for the top edge, but not the bottom, so I didn't have any trouble picking up the body stitches. Once I got to the bottom of the bag, I realized I was going to be asked to kitchener twisted stitches again, so I got to a point where the pattern matched how it started, then switched to straight purl stitches for the rows used to set up the bottom - well, I left the ridges between the different stitch patterns for fun, but I didn't have to. Then I only had to graft purl stitches (could have turned it inside out and grafted knit stitches like they show you on the videos - I actually like purl-ways better because I can sew the front and the back stitches at once and get into a nice rhythm).
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If you're planning on lining the bag with fabric you could make the strap with the same fabric as the lining.
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fibre_artist,
You bag is yummy!!!
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fibre_artist, I love the almost fuzzy texture that the yarn you chose gives the bag! It softens the lines a lot. I never would have thought of using something like that, but it works!
As for the strap, I don't see any reason why you can't use a coordinating colour for it... and maybe match it to the linning? I'm certain you'll come up with something that works well.
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It's done. I thought the body was fine, but I got really tired of working on the strap!

Here it is, ready for DH's cousin for Christmas. (And one Christmas gift done, which is excellent news!)

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