Monday, April 07, 2008

The Vegas Knitting Game Bag

Thanks for all of your suggestions for beating cabin fever and for sending some sunshine our way. Today was sunny and the temp. actually reached 50! Here is the black/gray bag I knit for Annie. I like it, but if it had been up to me there would have been a couple of red stripes in there.

So to amuse myself this weekend I started on this bag. You have heard of the "Vegas Knitting Game Scarf"? (Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar, March 21, 2006)

Well, here is my Vegas Knitting Game Bag!

I grabbed:

6 partial skeins of leftover 100% wool yarn from my stash and labeled them 1-6.

One Die

5 playing cards - I used the 4, 6, 8, 10, and queen of hearts. The queen = 12.

Then I rolled the die, found the yarn with that number on it and CO 40 stitches on size 10 1/2 26" circs. I knit 40 rows in garter stitch (20 ridges) and then picked up 20 stitches along the side of the rectangle, the 40 CO stitches, 20 stitches along the other side of the rectangle and joined into a round. Then I rolled the die again - found the color (if I rolled the same number twice, I rolled again), shuffled the 5 cards and drew one. That's how many rows I knit with the first color. roll the die again - tied on the yarn with that number, drew another card, and knit that many rows. This is what I have so far. I'll keep going until it is about 14 inches tall, then roll the die for the color of the i-cord handles - two - probably about 36" long, then felt them along with the bag, shape and dry over a plastic cereal box. When it is dry, the handles will go on pretty much like the Black Sheep Booga Bag.

Here's what I have so far - hey, it's the next best thing to going to Vegas LOL. The dark color is actually purple and not black - no black for this bag!!!


Chris said...

I like them both. Actually I think the black and gray one is very classy looking. But I do love the colors

dobarah said...

I feel a math lesson coming on! My 8th graders just worked on Permutations and this would fit right in!

Wendy said...

Pretty cool idea for random pattern striping a bag! Maybe I'll try it sometime.

aksunflour said...

LOL! I can just picture my house... "Um Mom, what are you doing?" Answer "Knitting, what does it look like?". Reply "I think you have lost it completely this time!".

Actually I lose track on just 4 rows at a time!

Great looking bags though.

Peggy said...

Love the bags. I love felted bags!!!!!!!

jackie said...

the gray and black bag is very nice. you are right, it could use some red. but the vegas bag is way to much fun. love it!

Unknown said...

Love them both. I think the black/gray would do well with a slight addition of red. Sort of like those black and white photos that have that little bit of color.