Wednesday, 11 July 2007

5oth Posting!


For my 50th posting I have just finished two felted bags. This one is for myself and is from Rowan Felted Collection. I knit the main part in Rowanspun DK and the strap and pocket in Rowanspun Aran. I ran out of DK yarn so had to order the Aran on line as this is a discontinued range. However I am very pleased with the bag. I lined it in a fat quarter of Kaffe Fasset fabric which I have had stored for a couple of years.









Next up is a bag for my daughter G. This is a pattern I worked out myself and is knitted in the Rowanspun Aran which I had left over from my own bag, and the striping is a skein of Noro Kureyon which was in my stash and again the lining is from my own store and also Kaffe Fasset's. The badges I bought at Paperchase in Border's.
My own bag felted well at 40C but G's bag took two felting attempts at 60C. Its amazing how Yarns differ when felted.
I can't believe that I have posted 50 times. Little did I think when I set this blog up that I would still be blogging. I really love it, but the most enjoyable is blog reading. It's so addictive, one could easily spend hours just reading. I have met so many great people also in 'blogland' and can really indulge in all the knitting blogs and sites to get great patterns and tips.



7 comments:

Sara said...

Happy 50th post Ger!It flys by doesn't it?! Your bags are lovely, and I LOVE the fabric that you have lined them with!!! Yummy

Sharon in Ireland/NZ said...

Wowee, they are gorgeous bags. I especially love the one you made for yourself. You are making me a green eyed monster this morning! Well done on the 50th post.

Mary said...

I am really envious Ger, those bags are gorgeous, much nicer than mine. Mam is going to line mine for me. Well done. Happy 50th.

sherry said...

I love your bags!! They came out great and I love the linings. So cute!! Happy 50th post, mine is coming up soon. I am also amazed at how much fun blogland is!!

Holly said...

The bags are fantastic. Well done on the 50th post as well. Miss the Tuesday night girls.

Anne said...

Happy 50th Post!! Congrats =) And I LOVE the rowan bag you made for yourself! It's gorgeous! Well done :)

Kathleen said...

I really like both the bags - the first one because of the way the colours play off one another and the second because something simple like those badges brings it all together. They're lovely.