Sunday, November 26, 2006

Ballband Bag Bonaza


I've been working on the November project for the Bag Me Along KAL. It's the Ballband Bag created by Monica. It is a great, fun pattern that knits up really quickly. The color combinations are endless and it's really quite addicting! I first made one with Brown as the main color and dark blue, light blue, tan and off white as the contrasting colors. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. It was nice to work with and it's very inexpensive so it's no problem to buy lots of colors. However I'm not that thrilled with how it felted. I had to run it through the machine several times to get it as felted as it is. I do like how it turned out though and I found this really cute button to go on it. Since I'm now addicted I immediately had to make my next ballband bag. I decided to make on in Christmas colors. I'm just having a hard time figuring out a handle for this one. I did find a really cute button for this one as well at a new yarn store in San Mateo called Nine Rubies. It's run by an absolutely delightful woman who is ver helpful. I'm not on to my third bag, I've got an idea for this one that should be really neat if it works. I'll show you as soon as I'm done. Then Monica did one that is brown and pink that is oh so cute, I may have to do that one next, and then, and then, and then!

6 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

Very cute! The second one did seem to felt better. I like the stripes combo on the blu/brown one.

Janice said...

Both of these bags are great!! I love the color combinations you chose. Gonna need to do another one myself!!

Jknits said...

How inspirational - they're great.

monica said...

They look great. I like them both. Glad your mom is enjoying it too.

Judy said...

WOW, I can't believer how fast you made these 2 beautiful bags!

brooke said...

Hi Allison! Love the bags. I am feeling a need to vist Full Thread Ahead again!! If I find myself in your area, i'll let you know. It would be fun to visit again.