not knitting, but finishing!

It's not that I have been knitting, I have. I'm working on Mingus, by Cookie, but I'm doing them toe up. Just since this is a knitting blog, I'll give you a quick peek at them. It's not terribly exciting. Actually, they're much farther along than this now, I just haven't taken any more photos.

They're panda cotton on size 1s. I just ordered some of the smaller size 1s (2.25 mm?) to try with this yarn. I wonder if it will be better, it's a pretty thin yarn.

Okay, so the knitting is out of the way, now I can talk about what I made today: an Amy Butler Frenchy Bag.

I think it turned out super cute. It's not perfect, but that's life, as Niels' kindergarten teacher has taught him to say when he can't get what he wants. I didn't use Amy Butler fabrics. These are some other "name" fabrics, but I can't remember which. I got the fabrics and the pattern at Bobbins Nest Studio and the interfacing and magnetic snap cam from Eddies. I made the handbag size but put on a not-quite-shoulder bag length strap (I didn't have enough fabric for a full shoulder length strap due to a cutting mistake). It's the perfect length, though, it fits over my shoulder nicely.

I think if I make another (and I might, in the shoulder bag size) I would use the decorator fabrics and sew down the middle of at least one of the pockets to give a smaller pocket option and also to keep them from flopping open quite so much.

Those lining dots could give you a seizure, eh? God thi

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5 thoughts on “not knitting, but finishing!

  1. JenW. April 3, 2008 / 8:52 am

    I lurrrrve Amy Butler! Your bag turned out soooo cute. I have to get back to my sewing. Thanks for reminding me!
    Oh, the Kindergarten Teacher has done you a huge favor. We are a family of perfectionists-mostly failing ones. I wish my kids had heard that early on!

  2. abigailvr April 3, 2008 / 11:16 am

    Thanks!I'm glad she taught him that too. Now I just need to keep reminding him about it. 🙂

  3. Juls April 3, 2008 / 3:06 pm

    very cute!! I am so impressed with the sewing skills. I need to take sewing classes as it is one of my goals this year to do steeks 🙂

  4. abigailvr April 3, 2008 / 3:17 pm

    Thanks!Steeks! That's brave. 🙂

  5. Phisch April 4, 2008 / 5:32 pm

    Verrrry cute! Good job 🙂

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