Monday, July 7, 2008

Knitmare on Elm Street

My daughter, the knitter, has been coaxing me into making some of my wristlets into sock knitting bags. I made her one with a sheep theme. Today I was feeling whimsical and came up with this one. The fabric has a chocolate background with aqua and white print. The exterior body of the bag is little skulls with knitting needles crossed behind them instead of "cross bones". The exterior front pocket has a skeleton holding a pair of knitting needles. There is a book on the floor titled "Quick and Easy Knitting Projects". Obviously, this knitter wasn't able to complete her project! The back pocket has a puppy-eyed dog with a chewed up knitting project in his mouth. The pockets are accented with aqua piping and lined with the "skull and knitting needles" fabric. The interior is a reverse of the outside. The interior fabric is the larger print with the dog, skeleton and a little kid wearing a too small sweater and mittens which someone lovingly knit....but he doesn't look too happy! The interior pockets are the smaller skull print as are the 16" handles. There is a self fabric loop which slips over a covered button boasting yet another skull! I placed a decorative gold rim around the covered button, making it stand out! This bag is stand up on its own so you can carry a small skein of yarn with you where ever you may be.

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