December 29, 2015
Barbara's Japanese Knot Bag
Cloth project bags are all the rage in the knitting world. I usually use those clear plastic zippered bags that linens come in: They're very practical, but let's face it, they're not cute. Plus, they don't have handles.
There's a great tutorial with template on the Better Homes and Gardens website. The bag is the perfect size for a small project. In this case, I'm making Judy Marples' Knit Night Hat (yes, it's free) with a special ball of Malabrigo Rios that I bought in San Francisco in the Spring.
The downloaded pattern prints in five pieces and you tape it together. I cut out the bag and lining at the same time with a rotary cutter.
There are handy pockets inside for small tools.
The bag is fully reversible, and I got to use a fun novelty print.
I also finished my crocheted t-shirt rug. In all it took 13 men's large t-shirts. The last few did have seams, but they posed no problem: the overlocked seams were sturdy and held up to the cutting and stretching process.
Gratuitous dog picture with the rug.
Happy Holidays to all, and best wishes for a creative 2016!