Friday, 15 May 2009

Making progress

This week Chris and I went to watch a cricket match at the local cricket ground, Lancashire Reserves v Yorkshire Reserves. What a pleasant day; a bit breezy but the sun was shining. A packed lunch, a pint of beer and lots of crocheting - perfect. I made good progress with my crocheted bag and managed to complete it a few days later.

It is all worked in the round in double crochet. The handle is attached separately. The flap to close the bag curled up at the edges so I ended up tucking the surplus back and stitching it up. I used a 3mm hook and Rowan Cashsoft 4ply which I had as leftovers in my stash. It took less than 2 balls to complete. I'm pleased with the result.

I took the bag out for a test drive today, shopping in Liverpool (to buy more wool) and it performed very well.

I have promised Eve I will make her something - I can't justify knitting myself anything new at the moment - no spare storage capacity for finished articles. I'm going to make her Caitlyn from the Rowan Milk Cotton Collection, designed by Marie Wallin. I'm using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply as it is lovely and soft together with bits and bobs from my leftovers collection.

Here is the colour scheme I've chosen - bright and funky to get a girl noticed!

Whilst shopping I also bought Kim Hargreaves book entitled Amber. There are loads of gorgeous patterns in it, so I might just have to make room for a few new jumpers and jackets for myself.

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