Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Sunburst and umm maroon?
Needles: US 10.5
Pattern: My own, but I guess there’s one like it in Hollywood Knits sigh
Date Started: 5.11.2005
Date Finished: 5.13.2005 (dowels on 5.14.2005)
So here it is, finally! I obviously decided not to felt it, I guess it will just have to be a little floppy. It was an easy enough pattern, but I don’t know what I can say since there is apparently a pattern just like it in a book. That’s probably where I subconciously got the idea for it. I knew I had this yarn and I needed something to do with it and all I could come up with was this.
Let’s see, I can still give thoughts on the pattern….it’s easy enough. Just cast on as many stitches you want and knit in stockinette. Then do the gusset and tada you have a bag. I got a 1/2 inch dowel at A.C. Moore and got my bf to cut it for me. He also helped me tie them in so that they wouldn’t slip out (I couldn’t stitch them tight enough). I used a backstitch to seam the whole thing together. It’s a nice tough, bulky stitch, perfect for this. oh! if you do attempt the pattern in the book, don’t listen to her!! Ms. Hollywood tells you to knit about 160 rows for the gusset, but I was at around 120-122 rows and trust me that was more than enough. I had to play around with the seaming to shorten it a bit.
There are so many things I hate about this yarn; for some reason the skeins I had were thick and thin, I hate the rough feeling of the yarn, and it’s just itchy. I ran out of the red skein, but I still have half of the gold so if anyone feels like trying it give me a holler and I’ll send it to you!
Overall, I’m happy. I got a bag I can use for knitting or for when the next HP book and movie come out! (Does this count as a movie knit?)
Here are some more pics for your viewing pleasure: