Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New FO!!

Pattern: the petal pusher

Designs by Shelley - the petal pusher: One Fine Yarn

Designs by Shelley

Cascade 220 yarn - (some charcoal gray shade... didn't keep the band)

Buttons and Handles: M&J Trim, New York City

I actually finished the knitting on this project a while back but I just got it back from the seamstress last night. She put an awesome lining and bottom in the bag. I just thought she was going to simply line the bag but she put all sorts of pockets in the lining and lined some sort of heavy material that sits on the bottom creating a solid base which is nice. This is the bag that my daughter saw in the yarn shop in Kennett Square and wanted me to make for her. She doesn't know that I did so she'll be surprised. (I'm 99 1/2 % sure she doesn't even know about this blog...let's hope I'm correct!) I figured out that I will have almost $60.00 in this bag when it's all said and done. The handles and buttons alone were $30.00. And it's just a small bag! Using Cascade 220 yarn which is realtively inexpensive. ( Here is the money sucking culprit.... but the handles and buttons are perfect so I guess you have to just suck it up and be happy they had them)

Our knitting guild christmas cookie exchange last night was very nice. I've come to the conclusion that knitters are just nice people. We had a good time... and, yes, I ate too much as predicted. One of the girls brought her drop spindle and I was watching her spin yarn. She told me that if I bring mine to the next meeting that she will help get me started. She made it look so easy... but I know that it takes time to get the hang of it.

I'll leave you with a New York photo taken on Saturday. This is Cartier on 5th Ave. I'm sure all of my Christmas gifts are going to come from there.... at least the one's that don't come from Tiffany's. Um... yeah. Right. That might happen.


Sarah said...

What an adorable bag! I have a felted tote bag I bought years ago at Banana Republic that has a similar look to it, but I have to say that I always prefer the handmade goodies to the mass-produced clones. I'm sure your daughter will love it!