This is the first challenge of the year and I may be the only one posting illness has depleted us, we have also lost one of our members for a year Mushaan has decided to take a year out, but we may have some new members joining. If anyone would like to join us you will be very welcome.
This month I decided that I would try some knitting this little bag is called Sundance Make up Bag by Classic Elite Yarns, the pattern I found a challenge more the way it was written more than anything, but I got there in the end, below is the piece laid out when knitted, above is the finished bag and to your right is the back view.
I did not like the decorative gusset as they called it, so I knitted another bag without the gusset and I think it looks better,
The picture below shows the finished knitted piece without the gusset and the back view of the bag
The handle I knitted slightly different to the pattern I used the three stitches as in the pattern but I only knitted enough for the handle and then sewd the two ends together making a ring rather than in the pattern a long strip and tried with a knot.
I have lined the bag inside (a) so it wont stretch and (b) to keep its shape better.
I used a glittery wool which has not shown up much but the glitter is there its called Baby Twinkle double knitting wool by James C Brett Limited.
This Pinterest challenge was a challenge in as much working out the pattern but I do like the outcome of the bag.
At this point I usually say do pop over and see the over ladies, here's is a link to Carollyn's blog but not much point giving you any others I may be the only one this month.
As from January this year our challenges are now every two months so the next posting will be on the 31st March. Hopefully everyone will be back on track and well.