No, not the fragrance by Calvin Klein.
Something that Julie (Queen of the Booga Bags) said in my comments yesterday got me thinking:
And you say you love bags. Do you also love baskets, boxes and other
containers? I am obsessed with them and my husband says it must be
somthing psychological — this obsession with containers. He he!
I hadn’t really thought about it before, but yes, I do love all sorts of containers. To the point of obsession. Thinking back on it, I think I’ve always had a container obsession.
I have an embarassing number of purses, because I am always in search of the ultimate purse. No purse yet has met all the requirements for ultimate pursedom. It must be able to sit in my lap on the train without falling over. It must be easy to open and close with one hand. It must have an outside pocket to hold my farecard and car keys. It must have an inside pocket to hold my pens and other small junk. It must be large enough to hold my purse stuff plus a smallish knitting project, but not be too large as to be unwieldy. Oh, and it must have both a shoulder strap and carry handles.
Many purses have tried, but none have yet met all those criteria.
I have Coach purses, Louis Vuitton purses, Dooney & Bourke purses, and Brighton purses. All have tried, none have met my requirements for Purse Charming.
I have similar issues with luggage and totebags.
A Special Treat!
Here’s a special treat, courtesy of Vanessa, a frequent Wendyknits reader and commenter.
Wendyknits presents . . .
Vanessa’s Tiny Felted Bag
Isn’t that adorable? And what a great way to use up leftovers from your Booga Bag!
Here are photos of it in its pre-felted state:
And here is the pattern:
co 40 sts (10 1/2 needles)
k1, sl1 across, turn
k1, sl1 across, turn
repeat each row 21 times, or 42 rows altogether. you are making a tube which will be turned inside out, so don’t mess up the k1, sl1 or it won’t be a tube!
alternate slipping every other stitch onto separate needles, now you have a tube.
b.o. 20 sts,
k 20 sts
p 20 sts
k1, ssk or sl1 k1 psso, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
repeat last 2 rows til you have 4 sts left.
p1, p2tog, p1
do i-cord to make a loop, b.o.
sew loop together.
turn the bag inside out.
you have a tiny envelope.
felt along with your bag.
sew on button. done!
of course you can make it as big as the amount of leftover yarn you have, i had a pretty small amount.
Questions, comments, praise? — email Vanessa!
Lucy helped me do a bit of work on Amphora.
This is the narrow pattern that is worked at each side of the body. Cute, eh?
The November Contest will be announced on Monday — watch this space!
Speaking of Monday, I’m taking the day off work. Tuesday’s a holiday so that means . . .
Four day weekend!