Wednesday, February 21, 2007








I sent off my ITEIII package today - it's got a long way to go - to the western part of Canada so it will take at least 4-5 days to get there. My upstream pal says she sent mine out too - can't wait!

I finished my 'back-up' tote. The one I was making in case the Aran bag didn't come out right.

It's a 'ballband' bag, but I made this one a little taller and deeper than my last one. I used black Paton's wool and a variegated Lion Brand wool. They both felt evenly and quickly.
I CO 50 stitches and knit in garter for 14 ridges - then picked up 14 stitches along the side, the 50 CO stitches, and 14 on the other side. It was 19 x 15 x 4 before felting and the Icord was 75" long. After felting it is 10 1/2 x 9 x 4. I will probably donate this one to the 8th Grade Chinese Auction.



There are some pretty neat ideas for what to do with the other part of the toggle (see post below). I'll let the contest run a few more days until I pick a winner.

6 comments:

Mary Lynn said...

What is a ball-band bag? I know you have made them before and I'll read it and think I should ask but haven't.

AR said...

Your bag looks great!

Rose said...

Awesome, Jane...she will love it! Great job.

vegasangelbrat said...

Love all those colors in this bag!! Great job, its beautiful!!!wish it was a crochet pattern...lol

Kristina said...

This bag is amazing. It has library books written all over it :) Thanks for the link to the Whodunit group too. I'm on my way over to check it out!

Kristina said...

How much yarn did you use for this bag, yardage wise?