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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sew? I Knit Bag(s)

The current project for Sew? I Knit is a bag. It can be any bag, any size, just a sewn bag. I decided to make my own pattern for a sock knitting bag (shocking, isn't it?) I decided since I was making my own bag, maybe I should make a bag for my Sockapaloooza pal too while I'm at it. On the left you can see the fabric I picked up for her bag I think it will look nice with her socks. The lining fabrics are some handdyed fabrics that I dyed several years ago. On the right is my bag. The plaid fabric is actually a shirt I had and couldn't part with because I love the colors. I figure with all those colors, the bag should look good no matter what color socks I'm knitting. I'm also using some handdyed fabric for my bag's lining. I'm planning on making the bags big enough to hold yarn for two pairs of socks and there will be pockets in the lining. There will be pockets for needles, a ruler, note cards (I like these to note how many repeats or rows I use on the first sock so the second one matches - I found this set of index cards with graph paper on it so I can chart designs on it too!), a pencil, a row counter, a crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches, a tape measure, and I even found a tiny calculator that's the perfect size for a knitting bag (FYI: Staples, 99 cents, by the checkout stand). I figure with all this stuff, I should be able to walk up to random people on the street and measure their feet and knit up a sock for them. Not that I would, but I could. Its nice to know you can scare random people this way. Good times.


Blogger Rosa said...

Great fabric choices and color combinations. You are definitely a designer after my own heart. I love the planning you've done behind the sock tote. Can't wait to see the finished bags.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

I think you are on a ROLL. Can't wait to see the bags and the following tutorial. (Just kidding!)

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your adopted llama wants you-he keeps bumping into the wall...

2:29 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

I love the idea. I really need to get into my sewing studio and start using up some of that fabric. A bag for my socks sounds like a great idea. I hope you don't mind that I 'borrow' for my Sock-a-pooolza socks as well?

I am going to be curious to see your finished bag.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Kari said...

That's a really cool idea. Love the fabric.

And the part at the end about going up to random people and measuring their feet and knitting a sock...lol...

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Ina said...

That plaid is gorgeous - I'm so glad it will have a second life as a knitting bag! And your sock pal is going to plotz when she gets her parcel!!

Where did you find index cards with graph paper lines?

11:41 AM  

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