Another Finished Object! Can you believe it. But this will be it for a while, well with the exception of probably a Dale of Norway Hat I plan to knit out of KNit Picks Swish while I’m on planes next week.
This is the Mitered Diamond Bag designed by Krisit Schueler and available in Interweave Felt 2008.
I had never done mitered squares before so this was a new skill for me, and I must say, I absolutely love this bag. The design is ingenious, you only have to sew two little teeny tiny seams and you have a purse, then you knit a 5-stitch I-Cord handle. I decided to use scraps of wool yarn, which you need about a 1/2 ounce for each square for. So I have a very colorful bag. If you decide to knit more of a patterned bag the pattern calls for 4 colors of wool, Cascade 220 is what it was designed in. I have Cascade 220, Fisherman Wool from Lion’s Brand, some Cherry Tree Hill Wool, and some Lamb’s Pride Wool in this bag. I was worried it might not felt well with the different types, but took a chance, and it turned out wonderful. I felted it on SUnday.
It is absolutely the perfect size bag. Now yesterday at work, at lunch, since it was snowing, I decided to start another one. I will make one and only one change to this bag, I will knit some type of closure strap for it. That is my only complaint, and I could add a snap or something to it, which I may do. Well, I take it back, there was one other complaint, all those ends to weave in! But I tried weaving them in as best as I could when I knit it, and then trimmed them very crudely, as it was being felted, and it turned out fine.
Now Django is the one that came up with that caption, he is a bit prejudiced against little dogs.