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Friday, January 19, 2007

Recycled Silk Bag



Yarn: Mango Moon Recycled silk
Pattern: Adapted from Carawata Bag, Andean Folk Knits, by Marcia Lewandowski. I basically used the shape and made it a little bigger.
The yarn is very soft and funky to look at and work with. It tends to shred if any frogging needs to be done and I wonder how the drawstring strap will hold up. I thought the draw string closure was clever. I used a a chain, then came back with a single crochet. I am thinking of some beads, but don't know if I'll ever get to that.
It was difficult to photograph. This was one of those yarns I knew I just had to try once and I like the results. Time will tell if I will use this. Maybe it would be a nice one to take to the movies.

8 comments:

marti said...

it does look nice, i hate it when things don't photograph as well as i would like!

Anonymous said...

Whoa, watch out for purse snatchers if you take this cute bag to the movies!
Susan

Beak-Knits said...

The bags look great! It's funny how some yarns just have a way of "adopting" us.

debbie said...

very eclectic looking - i like it!

Rachel said...

Very funky and cute!

Terby said...

Looks nice! The recycled silk has a great effect.

Opal said...

I love the way it came out. I agree with Debbie, very eclectic!

Dipsy said...

Oh yummy, what a lovely and funky bag, and I totally love that yarn! I've heard a lot about that Mango Moon Yarn and I think it's definitely worth a try! Beautiful work!