Monday, December 19, 2005

New "Erin" Bag

Since I didn't have anything to do over the weekend (HA HA) I started another little purse but this one won't be so little. I've decided to call these little bags "Erin" bags since the first one I made, I made for my niece, Erin. She said her friend wanted one... only bigger than hers. This one is Wool-Ease Chunky (or bulky... whatever) on size 10 needles. I had been trying to come up with a pattern that would be good for this size bag and, get this.... I was sitting at work on Friday, just happened to look down at the sweater I had on (from J.C. Penney's), and the pattern was right in front of my eyes. So I went with it. It's cute. One of these days I'm going to make one for myself! I am having trouble finding the right wooden handles for this though. The 4 1/2 inch ones I got before are too small and I can't seem to find larger round ones that are good quality. If I wanted cheap plastic I'd be in great shape.

I also made some progress on the brown socks. I'm embarassed to admit this, but out of all the socks I've made, and I've made dozens of pairs, this is the first time I made them with a design in the cuff other than a plain ribbing and basic stockinette stitch. I just never wanted to complicate it. I'm liking the process but I can tell that this yarn isn't what I should be using. Yes, I needed that elastic stuff. I need to decide whether to rip or keep on going. I'm not sure at this point.

The list of things I need to get done today is about a mile long so I better get hoppin. Have a great Monday!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pattern!!!