Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swirling Bag

While farming, I made this..... all because Emily says it is nice! So, I made this with her in mind.

I wasn't very sure reading the instructions but just crocheted and sewed the sides together anyhow. Managed to finish the first one 3 weeks ago with some calculation error ending with one hole less for the drawstring. Luckily, I did not ask for Emily's address before I finish it. I thought I quickly make and send it off before I lose interest...

I used Nona 88, 95, 63 and 89 for anyone who is interested to know. Anyway, I thought the colours were too bright and went to get something more pastel. I used the same purple and green, with a lighter blue and orange. Problem was the orange was Minlon and not Nona. Thinking the Minlon was a little thinner, I used two strands of different colours for the orange part. Anyway, ended up with different tension and got this....

All the while I was using the first one I made for my computer's adapter and carrying it with my notebook. Of course, I got a lot of oohss and ahss which spurs me to buy more yarns. (Its 10 sen cheaper each roll in a pack of five one colour.)


I made a couple more but still no sign of Emily's .... LOL!!! Meaning it was given away to someone else.

After the 3rd one, I should know what I was doing but obviously I was still unsure of the instructions....


They all look almost the same, you won't know if I say this is the one I made for Emily. ^_* I wanted to surprise Emily but she already guessed when I said am sending her something. So, I better blog it up before laziness sets in again. I still have enough yarns for 3 more!

Most important is that I am happy making them, right?

The free pattern can be downloaded here - knittingdaily

15 comments:

javapot said...

ha ha ha...u've been busy knitting. that is something i just have really gotten into - no sifu to teach. the totes look great btw!

Emily said...

Well D.O.N.E.!!! AND lucky ME!

Lets see if I can get my stitching mood back once I have this lovely creation in my hands!

Thanks!

Biblo said...

Javapot, they do look great don't they... just don't look too closely. LOL!!! It is crochet not knitting for this pattern. Glad that it was fast and easy to finish. Else it would have become another UFO.

Emily, hope it will reach you safely tomorrow. It is just the tote and nothing else in the box, so don't go looking for any notes... ^_*

javapot said...

opps, me cant tell the difference.
knitting is faster than crochet right? will wait for Emily's post that she safely received it :)

Biblo said...

Not necessarily that knitting is faster than crochet, I think it depends on the person who is doing it.

Emily confirmed received.

3lilangels said...

Cool bag. So who are the next 3 bags for? Hint. Hint.

Emily said...

aiyaks! slaps forehead! 2nd day in a row that I forgot to bring the bag home from work!

looks like you got to wait patiently for an update from me!

Emily said...

Tried posting on the lovely swirling bag last night but to no avail! What's with the new format for blogspot? So difficult and complicated!

Will try again tonight. Hey, that bag is not small!

Biblo said...

How small were you expecting it to be? LOL!!

Haven't been posting much to notice any new format... but it was a little different.

Finished #5 and started on #6.

I sure don't know what 3lilangels is hinting about.

Za said...

I want one too! Can you teach me how to make one? Pretty please?

javapot said...

hi again, juz to give u a change of pace as i am guessing u are busy crocheting more swirly bags for xmas gifts, got another Kreative Blogger award for u....last one i promise (for this year, he he)

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

The Heart of Paul said...

Nice lah! You made this in October last year? It's been soooo long since I visited your blog!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

LittleByLittle said...

wei2? shall we restart our two-some secret blog anytime soon?