As you may well know, I’m a big fan of Swaps. I just love to put a package together for someone far away, and of course receive a box back. Last year I joined a Four-Seasons-Swap at Ravelry, and this became the most wonderful swap I’ve ever done. My swap-partner appeared to be a great lady, who knew just to send me the right things, and who made the most beautiful knitted items.
This week I received the last box. And, as I already told her, she really loves a grand finale! Apart from the candy and goodies she sent me, there was a beautiful bag she made. I am totally speechless.
Thank you Elsje!!
But this is not the only bag I want to show you. I finally finished knitting my own bag. Especially the strap took a lot longer than anticipated, but I’m quite happy with the result.
Knitting the strap I started with the lining in white. Then I added the stitches for the sides and bottom of the bag, and started knitting in-the-round. Then after casting of the last added stitches, again I knitted in white. Folding both white parts together, gave a nice lining of the strap. To prevent it from stretching I put a strip of fabric inside.
To test the pattern, I’ve started another bag, hoping I can finish the pattern-writing within a month. I’ll keep you posted.