Well, I have been working hard making various things. Some of which I can't show you but a few that I can. So, let's start with the most recent bag I finished!
If you get the various knit and or crochet magazines out on the market chances are that you have seen an add for this very cute bag! The pattern is by Chris Bylsma Designs and it is called the Bravo Bag.
I was asked to teach a class for this bag at Knit Knack and of course I said SURE! I love making bags. BUT, I really didn't need another bag. So, I told Gerri (the owner of KK) that I would make the bag for her. She was so happy. She works so very hard at that shop and is going through some personal trials, all in all, she needed a little knitterly love ;-)
She picked the yarn, and the belts, and I made the bag right along with the class. I was surprised how fast it went. Once you get the pattern established it was only a matter of remembering that the cables are every 6 rows. EASY! Then there is the I-cord bind off which I stinkin' LOVE! Best of all, when you are all done you get to FELT IT!!! OH...I LOVE FELTING!
I finished the bag while I was at the shop one Saturday and gave it immediately to Gerri. Knowing how much fun it is to felt something I thought it best to let her felt her own bag so she can have some joy.
A couple days later I walked into the shop and there it was...all felted and with the belts put into place. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
The felted cables really turn out super nice!
I decided to take the bag outside to get some better pictures. STRIKE A POSE BRAVO
I would recommend this pattern to anybody who is wanting to venture into the world of cables and felting. It is a great combination of skills :-)
There are more classes for the Bravo Bag at Knit Knack...come and join in on the fun!