Monday, April 09, 2007

The Big Pink Bag

I'm back from a week of vacation, refreshed and happy that I had a lot of knitting time by the pool. I am on the home stretch of my Socks that Rock Marble Arches sock (about 16 more rows on the foot, before I begin the always quick toe decrease rows). I am, however, getting further and further behind on my sock yarn stash as I await the next STR Rockin' Sock Club delivery later this month!

I also started the pink cotton duffel bag for my daughter. This is somewhat of a freeform/experimental effort, as the two patterns from which I'm working do not give finished dimensions. My daughter insists that she wants a large bag, suitable for stuffing with clothes for a sleepover. The circumference of the base is about 13 inches, which is quite large in my opinion. Right now we're thinking that we'll go about 13 inches high, and then I'll do an I-cord drawstring. I've added one stripe of the pretty Kristha Mehta ribbon, and it looks very cute so far....just BIG. See:

The knitting on this is pretty mindless; I'm already looking forward to a challenging shawl that I hope to tackle next.


knitseashore said...

I love the pink! Good luck on the felting process.

Riggwelter said...

ditto what knitseashore said!