The mystery project I showed in my last blog post is this:
Lucy Neatby’s Fiesta Bag!
I following Lucy Neatby on Instagram and a little while back she was offering the pattern for sale pre-publication as a fundraiser for Alberta Fire Relief — so that’s when I bought the pattern. (The fund-raiser is now over: knitters raised $2,800 for the Canadian Red Cross.)
You can now buy the pattern via Lucy’s website, here.
I wanted to make a good-sized bag so elected to make mine from worsted weight yarn. For the solid color I chose Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the “Farmhouse White” colorway. It took my quite a while to find a variegated worsted weight yarn for the contrast. I finally ended up buying a merino/tencel blend from an etsy seller: Felt Buddies and Co.
I added an applied i-cord at the top edge for added stability:
Anyway, the pattern was very entertaining and well-written and I am enjoying every minute of the knitting.
Well, I can start my next Camp Loopy project on July 1. Until then I will be playing with these:
I’m going to be doing a colorwork project with these colors. Well, mostly these colors. I haven’t quite finalized the palette yet!
Loki has been a big help to me this weekend: