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kba
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2004 09:05:43 AM »

I would suggest making the outside bottom out of something water resitant.  If you live in a climate that the white stuff falls from the sky, you know about salt stains.  This protective layer would be helpful on the bus or a floor where it may be set down.  Nothig is as unsightly a slushy salt stain on something your worked hard on.  Even if you're not one of the lucky ones to get snow, I'm sure it rains in your area and soggy yarn....
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Jera
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2004 05:43:16 PM »

kba,

Do you think polyester would work?
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2004 06:39:51 PM »

Ooo, ooo, Gina--it must be free standing!!  Like a portable knitting basket made of canvas with tons of clear pockets!  And see, the handles turn down and make the frame and legs!  And a pattern pocket!

I have been thinking about this.  I have a friend with one that I love love love--it's an awesome knitting bag.  Good luck with this noble endeavor.
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kba
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2004 07:23:14 PM »

kba,

Do you think polyester would work?

I don't see why not, that would wipe off easy and not wick the water up as fast?Huh  I was thinking even something along the lines of an oil cloth, or a thin viynal ( is that how is spelt?,it looks funny???) Anyway that's what i was thinkin'.
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pumpkingirl
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2004 08:06:35 PM »

I am in the midst of making this bag:

http://www.artofthemidwest.com/amybutler/pattern_display.phtml?id=7

by Amy Butler (maker of awesome fabric) for my mom's knitting stuff. I think the pattern is VERY difficult (without really needing to be), but it's really a pretty nice bag with lots of pockets and places to put needles and patterns and stuff. You could easily modify it and make it up as you go along and it would fit your knitting needs plus not be as complicated as this pattern makes it.
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2004 08:13:09 PM »

have I mentioned that I love Amy butler? I just love her stuff! please do post when y'all are done with these projects...I can't wait to see em!
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Jera
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2004 08:55:35 PM »

Well I started to make a bag using the polyester....and I hate that material now!!!  Sad
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2004 04:23:31 PM »

I have some material that I'm dying to use for a knitting bag, but the problem is that I can't sew well enough to make one to suit me. I could probably make a generic tote, but I'd want one with lining, lots of pockets, and a reinforced bottom. I've been thinking about trying to find someone that makes custom ones in cool styles and paying them to make me one with my fabric.

The fabric is so foxy. It's mostly pink, with pink bubbles and little blue rocket ships. It looks like material meant for the room of a baby nerd girl. I only have a little of it that I got on clearance a few years ago, so I'd hate to risk trying to make the bag myself and mucking it up.
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pumpkingirl
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2004 06:38:00 PM »

okay gang, here's the Amy Butler Craft Tote I made with scrap fabric (not Amy Butler fabric). It was a little complicated, but I think it turned out pretty cool. It's heavy duty and has lots of pockets. The front folds out for needles and the back has a pin keeper that tucks into the pocket. Pretty well designed if ya ask me!


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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2004 07:03:17 PM »

That looks like a lot of works, good for you! I'd probably get pissed off and throw it at a wall.. it looks nice Smiley
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