I got the flu last week, a serious case of the flu I might add – it has been a long time since I have felt *that* ill! It took me well over a week to get over it…
But I am all better now, healthy as can be, and I’ve got something to show you! :)
Let’s start with some in progress-pictures that I took with my iPhone and posted on Instagram…
I gotta tell you, the bag really looked finished to me as soon as I sewed on those little puffy flowers! This bag was totally fun to make, even though it starts out as a giant granny. Once you crochet the edges and it starts to look like a proper fat bottom bag, you’re hooked!
So without further ado, I present to thee; my first real FBB!
Pretty enough to be in a fashion magazine, right? ;)
Yarn used: acrylic yarn from my LYS
Amount of yarn used: 2 skeins of grey, and about 1/4 to 1/2 a skein for each color ( I used 5 different shades of pink)
Rounds worked: 30 granny rounds, plus 10 rounds of sc’s for the edges
Handles used: leather handles embellished with wooden beads, bought at a craft fair
Time spent: about a full day crocheting the entire thing + flowers ( I spread it across 3 days; 1 for the base, 1 for the edges and 1 for the flowers)Finished size: 40 cms wide, 30 cms high; 75 cms high including handles
Pattern used for the bag: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/29-210-44-striped-bag
Pattern used for the flowers: http://gipsybazar.blogspot.com/2011/08/puffy-daisy-and-free-tutorial.html
Happiness: over the moon!
I love this bag! I think I’ll make another one just for me, using my fancy Noro yarn (as soon as I find 3 more skeins in the same colorway) and embellish it with lots of scraps of lace, buttons etc – it will be bohemian chic!
If you’re interested in owning this bag, please email me: winkieflash [at] gmail [dot] com. The bag is fully lined.
So as mentioned earlier, I was ill last week, and what’s a person to do when you’ve seen every movie and series out there, and you just finished an awesome crochet piece?
I taught myself how to knit! :)
What this is? Well, my first knitted pair of wristwarmers!
I have to say, I really dig knitting! It was never for me; it was too slow, too complicated when dropping stitches, and generally just uncool.
Well, I really came back from all that; knitting is heaven! :D And once you get into the rhythm of it, it really goes quite fast. Knitting still holds lots of secrets for me, but I intend to just keep going and learn all about them. I love knitting :)