Sunday, February 04, 2007

International Tote Exchange III




I have my partner for ITEIII and except for a couple of preferences, she has pretty much given me permission to experiment on her! I never thought I would chose a non-felted tote - since felting is what I do LOL.

But this bag from the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar (November 16 - yes I do peek ahead!) is just calling to me to be knit. It calls for Aaron yarn - 100% worsted weight wool, but I am using Galway in a pretty blue/green heather. I have already frogged and re-started. The pattern is not very clear, but I think I have it figured out now. Once the pattern is established I should be able to do it without reading each row. I do have a back-up plan just in case (l) It doesn't come out right, or (2) I can't bear to part with it. My back-up is, of course, felted. This Noro sling purse, but in more earth-tone colors.

4 comments:

Kris said...

Both are fabulous. She should be thrilled with either one.

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Your pal is very lucky. I am trying to decide on the pattern for pal at the moment.

Mary Lynn said...

Great bags! I like the Aran knit one . . . but I'm always in awe of cables and repeats and such stuff!

all about yarn said...

ohh I like them both Jane!!