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minanina
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2004 11:52:24 AM »

Here're the pictures, i finished the front yesterday and i'm pretty proud... This is going to be a bigger knitting project that i might actually finish  Grin


front and front detail


strap detail and the hole mess  Cheesy

how far along are you, guys?
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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2004 02:51:16 AM »

well, i'm a moron and just discovered my gauge is smaller than the suggested; that's why my measurements weren't working!  The good news is my strap only has to be 63" long now. I've been distracted by some gift projects and fundraising for a volunteer trip, but slowly making progress.  I decided this will be a gift for my boyfriend.  I bought yarn for a second one for me with the same accent colors (green and orange) but the main color will be a dark purple.  I think I'll crochet it though because I'm faster at that!  I think it will be neat to compare the two. I already have a favorite crochet stitch which I think will be a good substitute for the texture of moss stitch...

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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2004 03:36:47 AM »

Black Cat your bag is looking awesome, my own has been put on hold for holiday knitting.  Also I seem to have to be in a certain meditative mood to do it, something I'm sure monks would be familiar with.  It's exciting to see the front and other pieces coming out though, this is probably a more massive project than your average sweater considering the miles of moss stitch.  Keep it up Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2004 04:02:41 PM »

For those who are felting, do you think you could come up with revised directions that take into account the larger pre-felting size?  I've never felted before, and suck at reading patterns, so any help would be appreciated.  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2004 08:47:40 AM »

Hi, I am working on this bag on and off right now.  I have finished the gusset/strap and the two pockets that will go on the outside, and I am now working on the front flap.  I'm using Brown Sheep cotton fleece in Putty, Teddy Bear and Tea Rose.  I really like this yarn.  I have no digital camera so I'll have to wait take a picture and scan it in, and I plan on doing this to show progress and such. 
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2004 08:11:21 AM »

that is a great bag.  definitely going into my hugantic pile of things that i'd like to make someday if i ever finish my other ninety wips.
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2005 09:29:16 PM »

well, finally finished that stinky strap!  I started the front because I was eager for a new color and stitch for a while and I'm about half-way up.  pretty much looks just like Blackcat's right now!  I like the little garterstitch ridge for trim...  How's everyone else doing?
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2005 03:54:31 PM »

I have finished the knitting and most of the assembly. I have to get thread to match the lining I chose (I thought I had some that matched at home).
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2005 04:29:20 PM »

I'm going to give some unsolicited advice...
i would say definatly make the gusset/strap shorter.  i'm 5'10" and when i finished the bag and put stuff in, it hung to my knees, which  wasnot quite the look i was going for.  i'd also say that it really needs to be lined to keep it sturdy.  the strap only streches a little bit, but over the  length, it is really noticable.  i ended up folding a good foot or 18" up to make it decent. 
ended up lining with canvas and then fabric over top.
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r0xy
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2005 02:06:18 PM »

oooh, my first crafster post! and my first big project!
I've been working on this bag since I got the yarn for it Christmas day. Off and on, because I can't handle THAT much seed stitch.
I didn't pick out my yarn colours, and apparently, because a cotton/wool blend wasn't available when my mom went yarn shopping, I'm making mine in Bernat Denim - a brown, green, red color combination like the pattern called for. So not what I would have chosen, but it is starting to grow on me.
I have finished the strap, the inside pocket, and the back and flap - something of every color - behold:


i always save weaving the ends in until the last minute... and yes, the date on my camera is wrong
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