Friday, 15 July 2011

FO Friday - 15th July 2011 It's in the bag!

Well after my WIP Wednesday post I did indeed cast on a Monteagle bag.... I just couldn't resist that amazing Pink yarn!


The suggested yarn in the pattern is Aran weight but it has worked fine with the dk weight Rico Essential Cotton. I used one entire ball and even though the bag looks tiny when empty its pretty big once stretched and could fit a considerable amount of shopping in.


This pattern is not for the faint hearted though. The stitches are very complicated and it almost got thrown across the room a couple of times, and it is most definitely not something that I could do with the children about, or a husband for that matter.... its the kind of knitting that needs to be done in a locked room with plenty of hot tea and chocolate on tap (NOT wine, that really wouldn't be wise!)



I do really love it, but it was very hard work even though it did knit up quickly, I'll be quite glad to go back to some nice boring Stocking stitch or Moss stitch!

I also recieved my Sunflower Swift today, it really is beautiful!! Look....



That's showing it holding a full skein of Cascade Eco wool, all 437m of it!

Have a look over at Tami's Amis to see who else is taking part in FO Friday

14 comments:

  1. I love the colour, it's so bright! The stitches look amazing, so I'm glad you persevered :)

    By the way, I have now linked to the tutorial I followed for my bag back on my blog (thanks for mentioning it, thought I'd put the link in already!), save you hunting it down ;)

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  2. Gorgeous bag! The colour is fab!

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  3. Thats my kind of colour! Not convinced I will try that pattern after your comments! LOL

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  4. Oh wow, those complicated stitches are so worth it, what a gorgeous bag! And yay for yarn swifts, too, such a useful thing to have.

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  5. I definitely like that bag. I think I'll queue it despite the fact that it may be thrown against the wall at some point. :)

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  6. Your bag is gorgeous -- that pink yarn really makes it special! I think that super-lacy projects like that are challenging just because it's so hard to correct mistakes as you go along.

    I have a swift that's very similar to that and it works great. I was happy that it folded up for storage, but somehow it never gets put away...

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  7. I love the bag! I can't imagine EVER having time to work on something complicated (*whispers* one day... one day.... one day...)

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  8. The pink color is fab and the bag is to die for! Great job!

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  9. I love that bag...though it does look hard! I think it's well worth the effort you put into it.

    Love the swift! I'll have to check the company out. :)

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  10. Love your bag, and it does look very complicated. So well done you! :)

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  11. Very pretty pink, and let's have a rolling yarn party at your house. I'll grab some yarn and wine and be right over!

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  12. The bag came out great. That sunflower swift is beautiful. I love it when a tool is functional and aesthetically pleasing as well.

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  13. Looks like the perfect bag to tuck in your purse and keep on hand. Hereabouts the store are required to charge for bags so we always take a couple with us wherever we go.

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  14. That's so pretty! What a great use of that lovely yarn too.

    I saw a swift in action on Friday, I didn't realise they span (in the movement sense, not the making yarn sense. It's quite hypnotic watching it in use.

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