7/15/07

Knitting on the Go!!!!!

Although I have been experiencing bathroom challenges...lol, I did manage to get a tidbit of knitting in. Do you remember this....
Well I attempted to do a tank top, which I worked in the round using size 7 needles and used Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn in Terracotta and Taupe only to realize it wasn't going too well and considered ditching it, but Ms. Tentative UFO was stalking me to keep at, and well her persistence paid off....



I used wooden handles that I caught at a good price ($2.99). The handles had gold rings at each end and I spent a good 5 minutes tugging and yanking at the rings to remove them and after taking a closer look all I needed to do was unscrew it.... *Duh*
As for the lining I used some black stretch material I had lying around and HeatnBond Iron-on Adhesive to put in the lining, and I did a whip stitch along the opening. I had to use pliers to pull the needle through the layers of material. Once you iron on that HeatnBond its a wrap. Getting a needle through that is hard and requires thimbles and pliers. Also I'm a fan of Fray Check, I used it to secure thread ends.

The bag is perfect for schlepping my crochet/knit paraphernalia....

10 comments:

anna said...

Now THAT was a smart move! Put that thing to use. That is the cutest bag, I know you'll be the envy of all your knitting buddies with that!!! Kudos for making that "whining, uncompleted object" into something fantastic and useful. :-D

Deneen said...

Very good thinking-it's awesome. I love seeing (lately) how many people are taking UFO's or items that weren't working out for what they intended and recycling them.

I like Fray Check too!

Virtuous said...

Wow Gurl!! Simply amazing and TOO CUTE!!!

I just learned about a couple of new tools! :op

Sheila said...

Thank You!!! btw I wore the summertime tunic a/k/a something tunic yesterday.. and totally loved it...and decided I will do another one.

Cas... said...

Men can be so mean at times! They love a good joke for sure! I am sorry to hear they have to move the light fixture. I know that is a pain.

Your bag is totally cute! I love it! You did a great job!

del said...

I love how you made lemonade out of potential lemons! That bag is so cute.

Tany said...

Great save! The bag turned out fab!

Knitaholictoo said...

How cute!

Valerie said...

That looks terrific! -=applauds=- You have learned the foundation of knitting. If it doesn't look right, turn it into something else. -=giggle=-

gold said...

How did I miss this bag!!!I love it!!!