I'm a great lover of chunky knitting, haven't got the patience for the fine stuff takes too long. Needed something to keep my current knitting projects in by my sofa so what better than a knitted bag!
I didn't have the required chunky wool that the pattern specified so I improvised and knitted using double strands of some aran wool that I had lying around. It worked out fine so must remember that trick.
Thought it needed a bit of fancying up so lined it with some calico to make it hold it's shape better and it also stops the needles poking through the bag.
Added a pink crochet flower that I had made a while ago, it was going to be a brooch but like it better on the bag.
My current knitting project sits in there just nicely, and I love that when I am knitting the ball of wool stays in the bag and doesn't end up running all over the sitting room floor being chased by my kitty cats!
This is the pattern I used by Sirdar. It does look better in the right wool but I don't think mine is too different.
And the current knitting project in the bag is going to be a snood/scarf. I've 45 stitches on 10mm bamboo needles which I just love to knit with. They are so smooth and warm, not a lover of metal needles, all that click clicking!
Managed to do this much so far, about 18 inches in good old stocking stitch. I think I need to get it to about 40-50 inches. Will post some piccies when it is finished.
Hope you are all well and warm. Thanks for popping by. xx