Friday, January 27, 2012

One bag, Two Bags!


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.

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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.

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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.

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To test the pattern, I’ve started another bag, hoping I can finish the pattern-writing within a month. I’ll keep you posted.

Groetjes, Dorien

7 comments:

knitalatte said...

Wow, and double wow! Both of these bags are unique and so beautiful. The color combination possibilities are endless on your rose color bag. Just amazing...

Corina said...

Je hebt een prachtige tas gekregen, maar die je zelf hebt gemaakt is ook super hoor!

dutch sisters said...

Jeeetje van een Superswap! twee heele gave tassen!

Teje said...

Wow! Who could have guessed that you were knitting a bag with that beautiful square! Just adorable and unique! And your present - that is also fantastic! I love felting!
Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

Highland Monkey's said...

Two lovely bags. Lucky girl!

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Stitched Together said...

What a really beautiful design. I really like it.