Monday, June 29, 2009

The sweater (and a bag)

It's been finished for almost a month, but finally, photos of the February Lady Sweater are here! I haven't any photos of it actually on me, though - no time for those shenanigans...
I'm really happy with it, though there are a couple mistakes. For instance, I somehow managed to mess up the raglan shape on one side, so that it doesn't go to the armpit, like on the other side (you'll notice in the picture). Also, not quite sure how it happened, but the pattern on the sleeves is nice and open, as it should be, but the body is rather different. I did it exactly the same, but there we are. In spite of inperfection, I loved knitting it. Highly recommend it. Now, if only the temperature will drop enough to wear it...


Because I'm rather sure she doesn't look at the blog, I'll also take the opportunity to show off another Amy Butler Nappy Bag I made for a new-mom friend (actually, new mom isn't accurate - gorgeous little Jovie is baby number 4). A couple of changes from the pattern were involved, including making it fully reversable. I'm thinking of designing my own type of bag, as Ms. Butler would rather frowns upon selling items made from her patterns. Fair enough.

My secret triumph involved using a repurposed pillowcase to line the pockets. Mmmm, flannel....

3 comments:

kathy.wilson said...

I absolutely love the bag. Lydia is a lucky lady! You are so talented, Kelly.
I think I am ready to learn to sew better, but I simply cannot come up with anything to make that any of us needs (I think I am way too practical, but I cannot overcome that side of me!).

dancebythelight said...

All your projects are awesome! And to think I discovered fabric I liked by accident in your closet so now I can have one of those bags too! Hurray!

Libby said...

love, love, love the sweater and the bag! I'll take one of each. Send me a bill!