Finally it's finished


This felted bag has been a long time in the making, the knitting went well and I liked the finished bag pre-felting but when I washed it it shrank well but the Celtic cable all but disappeared with the hours it took to put it there in the beginning. The other major problem was the strap.......too short for my shoulder to fit into nicely. So what to do........big scissors, snip through the strap and knit a new section that tapered down to the centre and then out again. Next........off to the local boating store to find good quality stainless steel rings to attach the strap extension and also the closure I had planned. What is the verdict on the bag? I took it to town yesterday and it was very comfortable to wear and use and I am pretty pleased with my happy accident bag. When I knit this again for a pattern which has been requested I will leave out the cabling, make the beginnings of the strap shorter and the extension piece longer so the rings are closer to the main bag making the bag even more comfortable.

4 comments:

Maddy said...

I've just discovered your lovely blog and I think your bags are fantastic. I do hope you have an online shop.

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

I too have just discovered your blog and have found it very interesting. Love your bags too and saw this one before it was felted. What a shame that the cable didn't maintain shape but the bag looks excellent anyway. Looking forward to more great work

Lisa said...

This is for Maddy who commented earlier as I am unable to reply to you personally. I do sell some of my bags locally and am in the middle of writing patterns for some of my bags. If you email me at home on tomashto@bigpond.net.au I may be able to help you. Lisa

Maddy said...

Thanks Lisa.