Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's in the Bag!

I have always liked the look of felted bags made with Noro Kureyon but I'm not crazy about how the yarn feels when you knit with it. But Jennifer made a gorgeous Lucy bag out of Noro and ever since then I've been suffering from bag envy so I decided it was finally time to make one. I bought this yarn in Oregon and made this Sophie bag from my friend. Yes - another Sophie bag - but I find you just can't go wrong with them. I got her to pick the yarn thinking she was just helping me make a decision. Also I found this really cute button to top it off at the Sunriver Quilt festival. I can't wait to give it to her but first my wonderful Mom is lining it for me. Also given my obsession for felted bags I decided to join the Fall Felted Bag Exchange. So here are my answers to that questionnaire:

How long have you been knitting or crocheting? For 5 years

How did you learn? or from whom? My Mom taught me how to knit. I was pregnant with my son and decided I wanted to make him a baby blanket. Mom is now my knitting buddy.
What was your first felted object, and why did you decide to try felting? I actually disliked to look of felting when I first started knitting. Also I couldn't understand why you would spend all that time to knit something big just to shrink it! But now I'm hooked. My first felted item was a bag I made.
What are your favorite colors? Any you hate? Purple and red are my favorite colors but I like most colors other than dark green and maybe grey.
What are your favorite styles\types of bags? (Long straps? Short handles? Handbags? Totes? Embellished? Plain? I like bags that are usable, prefer long handles and am happy with just about anything.
What handbag or bag are you carrying today? I have an XO bag that is white with light pink and blue that is fun for summer.
Do you use a separate bag to carry your knitting? Yes, I have a few depending on where I'm going and how much I'm taking with me.
What other things do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? I have made lots of scarves, fingerless gloves, I'm currently addicted to hats and am making my first ever sweater for my son.
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) In general circular but for a smaller project like a scarf I like straights. I'm prone to really nice wood but have some great addi's when I want to zoom.
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? Lately I've been collecting patterns for some cool complicated vests.
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? SeaSilk
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? I love to take photographs, scrapbook and garden. Also I suppose blogging could be considered a hobby . . . .
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? Not really.
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? I am a true chocoholic and I also love some of the chewy candies like swedish fish, gummy lifesavers, etc.
Anything you hate or are allergic to? Nope.
Do you have any kiddos? (Furry kind count!) I have 2 daughters, one son, 2 cats, a bearded dragon lizard (she's not furry) and a husband who acts like a kid.
What kind of project best personifies you and why? I hope that any project I make for someone else personifies my love for my friends and family.
What is your favorite part of Autumn? I love Saturday soccer games, the smell in the air, falling leaves and harvest festivals.
Tell us 3 things you would do if you won 10 million dollars in the lottery. First I would buy something special for every member of my family. Next I'd make sure that my kids' college educations are provided for. I would pick a charity to sponsor and then I would invest the balance for early retirement. Oh yeah - and I'd buy LOTS of yarn!
So now you all need to tell me what YOU would do with the $10M dollars!


hakucho said...

Your Sophie bag turned out wonderful. Your friend will just love it! I need to try some Noro someday!

happy knitting :)

AlisonH said...

I love that bag. I haven't become a felting addict yet, myself, but only because I haven't started.

Brooke Knits said...

love the bag. What would i do with 10 mill?? After taxes, hmmmmm. I'd set up some funds for my kids. college is behind us, but some other investments. I think i'd dabble in some real estate.

Bonnie D. said...

The bag is awesome!

$10 million...

First, I'd come visit you! LOL.

Then, I'd set up a small trust fund for each of my kids. Finally, I'd purchase a small cottage on a lake or near the beach somewhere on the East Coast.

Janice said...

Your Sophie bag looks great. Love the colorway! Noro does felt up beautifully! Of course now I have bag envy....

Dorothy said...

The bag is absolutely beautiful! I haven't tried Noro yarn yet.

Hooray for Swedish fish!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to spoil you in the FFBE! I'm so excited to get started. Can you tell? Comments and emails already.

Pennie said...

Great Bag . . . this exchange looks like a ton of fun.