Tuesday, September 02, 2008

It's in the Bag

I finished my Everlasting Bagstopper and I think it turned out pretty well. I had several skeins of Mission Cotton each in a different color. Maroon, blue, white and green. I bought them in March of 2007 when I was in Boston. That's when I was lucky enough to meet Jen and she and I went yarn hopping. I had no idea what I would make with the yarn but I fell in love with the colors so just had to get it. This is one of the few times that I have ultimately found a great project for impulse yarn. I like the combo and it made knitting the bag more interesting. Plus every time I look at it I think of my fun visit with Jen! I used every last bit of those 4 skeins on the bag. I'm not sure I'm that fond of knitting with the Mission Cotton because it is a bit nubby but I like the end product. Now the question is will I really use it for groceries or perhaps something a little more upscale?

Also since Miss K loved the colorway I used for the Dish Rag Tag, I used the balance to make a wash cloth for her. There wasn't quite enough so the proportions are a bit off but I think she likes it. Next time I want to try making a dish towel out of some Sugar and Cream.


km said...

I printed out that pattern too, but started with the BYOB first. I like the drawcord addition on that one to make it travel friendly. Are you adding that? I wasn't sure if the LFS? would have one one of those. Does your bag stretch out that much when full? I see a collection of these bags in my future. I totally thought I could finish that this summer though.

Jknits said...

I love it! I'm so glad you found a good use for the yarn. I guess you are just going to have to come back now to get more :)

AlisonH said...

Oh, I love those colors together like that! Very nice!

hakucho said...

Your bag is awesome...love the colors!

Sometime a little cloth comes in handy...some of the bigger sized ones are almost too big for a washcloth. The colors are great; I can see why she loves it :)