Don’t you just love the beautiful fabrics in the background–lining for Windmill Sling Bag #2?
START: June 18, 2009
FINISH: June 18, 2009 (1/2 day)
PATTERN: Adaptation of Danielle LaFramboise’s Windmill Bag
MATERIAL: 2.3 skeins (276 yards) of Lily Sugar’n Cream Hot Blue, Hot Green, Ecru, Swimming Pool, and Warm Brown
NEEDLES: US 6 (4.25MM)
MEASUREMENT: 8.5″H x 14″W (widest points) with 17″ 5-stitch i-cord straps
MODIFICATION: 1)Perfecting seamless process as modified in Prototype Sling #1 here. 2) Knit 4 i-cord straps at once.
COMMENTS: Second time is a breeze. I don’t even have to count gartered rows before joining two strips together. This color combo is very popular among youngsters/teens as I discovered this afternoon at the pool. What do you know? Mum can be hip too! It’s fresh. It’s unique. It’s handmade! Why don’t you come and have a go?
Were it not for the creativity and DIY spirit of the craft community, my knitting wouldn’t have a home. To everyone out there making things by hand (like my friends Kristin and Laura), you inspire me daily. I hope I can give a bit of that back someday…