Sunday, August 21, 2005

Fair Isle Bag

Here is a bag that is an adaptation of a bag by Beth Brown-Reinsel, adapted partly by Claudia, and further by me. It is done in Louet Gems Opal, which I really like, and bought by the pound at Convergence from the Louet booth. The handle is pretty long right now, I may shorten it, and will probably line the bag, but for right now I am leaving the inside as is so that I can admire the weaving in of what seemed like a million ends.

A detail shot, showing the second pattern and the corrugated rib a little better.
Other items are moving forward as well, and I finished one of the pairs of socks, but no pictures of them yet. I did take time to spin about 8 ounces this weekend, and since I'm a pretty fine spinner by nature, that's quite a bit of spinning. I haven't plied yet, but will take pictures after I do. I have been obsessed by the idea of a laceweight handspun shawl.
And I dyed this weekend as well, and made up some dye solutions. I love turkey roaster dyeing, in hot weather it seems to be the coolest method, at least for me.
Hopefully the heat will break soon, or at least the humidity!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice, S!


9:45 PM, August 21, 2005  
Blogger Martha said...

More gorgeous stuff from one of my fav Queens of the beautiful knitting projects!

1:31 PM, August 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beauteous bag, chiquita!

And I am SO with you on the books ~ I love to buy them, too ... and have lots. I do purge occasionally, but not often, and not enough for Brett ~ who doesn't understand WHY I need so many (and definitely doesn't get that THAT question need never be asked ;-D ).


11:26 AM, August 23, 2005  
Blogger Larry said...

I keep coming back to admire that gorgeous bag. I'm just in awe of your expertise. Will I ever get there?

10:14 AM, August 24, 2005  
Blogger claudia at countrywool said...

The bag looks great! I think you are the first one from that class to finish it!!!!

10:26 AM, August 24, 2005  
Blogger Shelia said...

Well, Claudia, I did say I was in finishing mode these days! You can can probably see some of the additional changes I made from Beth's original.

2:01 PM, August 24, 2005  
Blogger purlewe said...


ok.. this is really making me laugh. I also have re-written and plan on making that EXACT bag. I think we have very similar tastes.. which I am getting a big kick out of.

hope youa re well. the weather today is perfect!

4:37 PM, August 24, 2005  

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