Oct 30, 2006

Sam's Green Bag

Another year, another birthday. This past weekend was wonderful. I had a great dinner on Saturday night with some really good friends of mine. We went to PF Changs and ate more than any of us thought possible. I’m still not sure where all the food went but I do remember that it was good. It was very, very good.

This morning we had a visit from my uncle that was way too short but really enjoyable. He lives in Canada so we don’t see him all that often. This visit was extra fun because we got some details on my cousin’s wedding which will take place in Ottawa this March. She lives in Toronto and I tried to convince him that it would be a very nice place for a wedding but no dice. The wedding will be in Ottawa so there will be no Harlot stalking during our upcoming trip.

bagSince my niece received the bag yesterday I can post about it now. In this picture you see it draped over one of my blueberry bushes. It was actually not quite finished when I did the photo shoot and in this picture you can just see the indentation, just under the rim, created by the magnetic snap affixed inside.
bag After the pictures were taken, I found the perfect buttons to cover this indentation. They look like brushed nickel and fit just right. The next picture is a little closer and you can see the way that the light green i-cord weaves in and out of the strap a little better. There were 3 slim paperback books in the bag when I took these pictures. That ought to give you an idea about the size.


bag detailMy favorite thing about this bag is the light green detail. Just after I created the welt around the base of the bag, I started knitting in 3 light green stitches at the bottom right corner. On every row I moved the three stitches one to the left. When the diagonal stripe this created hit the base of where I wanted to put the strap, I knew that the bag was done and ended it with and i-cord bind off. I put the 3 light green stitches on a holder and knit the strap with a large, double yarn-over eyelet on every 10th row. After finishing the strap and grafting it in place, I knit the 3 light green stitches into i-cord which I wove in and out of the strap. I tacked it down at the base of the strap and I was so worried about how the felting would affect it. You have no idea how relieved I was to see it come out of the washer looking just the way I imagined it would. I hope that you can see from the bag detail how nicely the light green makes the transition from the stripe to the cord.

I have a few more finished objects to share this week. How about that?

8 comments:

Julie said...

WOW Great bag! Is it your own design?

Julie said...

WOW Great bag! Is it your own design?

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oooo, wow, I love that sassy diagonal stripe and how it connects up with the strap! Well done!

Elspeth said...

I love that bag! And second the comments of "who are you wearing?" (as in, who designed that gorgeous thing?!)

margene said...

The bag is fabulous! Nice work.

cursingmama said...

Love the bag!

Wonder if the stash has something for that????

Krista said...

That's a wonderful bag! It's a perfect size.

Ava said...

what a wonderful bag! your pattern? And, Happy Birthday!