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« on: August 20, 2006 11:22:18 AM »

Here's a modified Sophie bag from Magknits, modified to use some 50 cent handles I got at a fabric store.
The flower is from Nicki Epstein's Knitted Flowers. I'm not totally happy with how the flower felted, but the body of the bag is made from Cascade 220 and felted like a hot damn.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006 11:34:16 AM »

I LOVE it!  I think that the flower turned out amazing!  Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006 01:33:16 PM »

It's beautiful! I know you're not happy with the flower, but I love how it looks three-dimensional. And the way the stem wraps around the handles...such cool little details!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006 02:43:38 PM »

Very imaginative! I would never have thought to attach the flower like that. It's great!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006 02:48:19 PM »

Very classy!  I love how you draped the flower around the handle.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006 03:24:08 PM »

Your bag turned out great!  I love the way the vine loops around the handle.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006 04:47:15 PM »

I really like the plain ol' Sophie bag but WOW yours is really great. Did you attach the flower and vine after felting or before?
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2006 06:10:20 PM »

I love the bag and the flower. Maybe it didn't felt well enough because it is white?
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006 06:18:29 PM »

I think it's absolutely lovely.  The flower adds a beautiful touch.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2006 11:12:18 PM »

Thanks for the feedback. The white flower probably didn't felt too well because it is, duh, white.

Juliesnider--the flower is from the book "Knitted Flowers" by Nicki Epstein. If you have lots of small holiday gifts to make, it can't be beat. Handmade flower pins for everybody!
The bag pattern is Sophie from Magknits, but instead of keeping the stitches at the side to make handles, I bound them off and knit for a bit more,  decreasing at each side.

Elijor--I felted the bag, leaves, flower and vine separately, then attached.

I may have another crack at it with more 220--the leaves and flower were miscellaneous stash stuff.
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