I’ve managed to leave the batteries in the charger so I can’t take pics of my latest FO and current project. 20/9/2008 edited to add pictures.
|The FO is a denim tote bag made from a pair of jeans that I was going to give to charity. The denim is zigzag striped in different shades of denim blue and I thought it was cool so I cut up the inside leg seams and with the bottom half of the legs made a bag. I used another pair of old jeans to make handles, lined it with some Maisy Mouse fabric, put on a magnetic fastener and voila a denim maisy tote. It’s quite large as I had a large canvas bag which was really useful until I put it in the washing machine not knowing that canvas shrinks – and now it’s a more normal sized bag with wrinkly handles. I’m considering cutting out one of the Maisy pics from the left over fabric to applique on to the outside of the bag so you can see her.
Also this week I’ve been knitting a sweet pea cardigan for my friend’s new baby girl. It’s from a Sirdar freebie leaflet with a knitting magazine and the pattern was so adorable I just had to knit it. I’ve knitted the back and fronts in one piece as I don’t like sewing things up and then knitted the sleeves as per the pattern. I have to pick up stitches around the neckline now and then sew the sleeves on, find a button and then it’s done. I’m knitting it using Debbie Bliss’ Baby Cashmerino DK and it’s lovely to knit with and is machine washable thankfully. I hate knitting things for babies that are hand wash as it must be an absolute pain for the mothers because they have tonnes of stuff to do as it is.