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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bar Harbor Shell Bag, FFO (finally finished object)



Pattern: Knitting Dream's Bar Harbor Shell Bag
Yarn: Lamb's Pride worsted, 2 sk khaki, 1 sk pine shadows, 1 sk onyx.
Light felted to preserved stitch definition
Mods: I cast on 7 stitches for the strap and did 3 st attached i-cord on both sides to make a wider strap.

The lining was challenge. I used two layer Timtex on the bottom and one layer of thickest sew in interfacing which was not as stiff as I was hoping. I thought adding the lining would stiffen it more, but it still is a little flimsy. My bag came out tall instead of inverted bell shape, stands alone, and all in all I'm quite happy with it. I may make one of those removable pocket things for the inside.

On another front, it finally happened. I knit a hat that actually fits me. Hah. Miracles do happen. I give you heart hat, top down beanie, in Peacock Classic Merino.

10 comments:

bockstark.knits said...

The bag is gorgeous!!! Congrats!

Beverly said...

The bag is marvelous. Please put me on your gift list. I'll gladly take either off your hand :)

Michelle said...

love that bah hahbah bag. just love it. now you'll have to take it on a field trip to its namesake! be sure to try the lobstah ice cream while you're there. i wholeheartedly recommend it.

and thanks for talking me down from my irrational interest in the polar bear plunge last month. you're da bestest!

Brenda said...

Wow, I LOVE that bag, you did a great job!

Rachel said...

That bag is so cool. I am not usually a fan of anything felted, but I just LOVE that bag! Ack! I'm going to have to add it to my long list of "things I want to knit"!

Lisa Boyer said...

Your bag is amazing--it looks like it feels really neat, too! I love the shape of it. You've been busy!

Opal said...

Gorgeous bag and that hat is so cute!

beadlizard said...

That bag is elegant. I like your mods a lot. Sometimes you can firm up the sides without puckers, depending on the drape and thicknesses of the layers, by tacking the outer to the lining every few inches, maybe at the point of each shell? --syl

Mokihana said...

The bag and hat are fabulous!! You did a wonderful job on both.

debbie said...

bar harbor shell bag turned out beautiful! hope i get to see it at one of the meet-ups! i love the heart beanie too!