Monday, February 08, 2010

Wool bag

I have decided that this will be the year that I clear out my bag of UFOs (unfinished objects). Some I abandoned because I got bored, but most of them defeated me at one point or another, and I will not be defeated any more.

First up, this crocheted wool bag. Something about the way the pattern is written had me completely flummoxed, each of the previous four times that I tried it, but this time I was determined to figure it out, and after much tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth, I cracked it.

Here's a long view:

Here's a view with handles (knitting needles for placement only). The pattern suggests some lovely hardwood handles, but they're $22 for the pair. If anyone has a source for a nice, cheap(ish) pair of straight handles I would love to hear it.

And finally, a view with some hooks in one of the two pockets.

I'm not one to carry around little totes like this, but I'm still quite pleased with this bag. Not yet sure what its ultimate fate will be.


She said...

You might try JoAnns - I know they have closed handles (oval or round) not sure about straight. Also look around in antique shops or hardware stores - you might find something unexpected (antique wooden carved candlesticks? Old factory bobbins?) that would be neat.

The bag is lovely - I too have decided this is the year of UFOs - made a list in excel - 32 projects. Yikes.

Loree Jackson said...

Such a cute bag! I love the little roses at the top :)

Michelle said...

Thanks! Once I figured out what the pattern was trying to tell me it was actually quite fun to make.