So, I made this bag out of odds and ends when my other gym bag was too much in pieces to go on.
It's basically a rectangle sewn to two circles (all pieces are two layers of fabric with quilt batting in between, although 1/4 of that rectangle is a strip of felted wool yarn), with a zipper. And most of it was hand sewn because I'm an idiot about construction. I didn't have a pattern... and I'm not sure I could reconstruct it now.
I am such a perpetrator of sweater envy, and summer is my only break from constantly staring at other people's sweaters to see if I like them or if I can do them or not, but then, in the midst of my vacation, there are summer movies.
Here's this amazing creation on Nicole Kidman. I spent the whole scene greatly distracted from the dialogue, staring at the sweater.
Any ideas? The ribbing is easy, it's the honeycombing I can't figure out.
My own design, based on my cat, my first needlepoint exercise, although the scale's bigger than usual needlepoint, but hey, it's my first! So, it's on plastic canvas, mostly done with obscure balls of knitting yarn with bits of ribbon and metallic craft yarn and twine thrown in for contrast. My favorites, by far, are the angora-ish yarns (doubled and quadrupled to meet gage), that leave a nice halo when pulled through (and are so soothing to work with!), and the boucle yarns that have a nice nubbliness... you can't see the contrast in texture in the picture as well, but that was much of the joy of it.
What really doesn't work, however, is chenille... It gets shredded in the canvas and drops fuzzy bits everywhere.
Now I just have to figure out how to hang it. I made a dreadful mess of the back, it's unlikely it can be made to lie flat.
It's adapted from the vogue on the go scarf book II, actually it's the cover scarf, although I used four colors instead of three, and larger yarn/larger needles (30 stitches across rather than 62). And I had to verge from pattern at the end when I ran out of red and purple, but the kitten's sitting on that part . The yarn is Lion's Brand Kool Wool (which is so cartoony, I love it!), it's for my dad's birthday. Still got to weave ends in, of course, but just thought I'd post.