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« on: June 13, 2007 03:49:39 PM »

i followed the pattern until i reached the strap. I really don't like chaining a ton of stitches so i SC 8 stitches on the side of the bag between the turning ridges. i worked about a zillion rows back and forth. then i seamed the strap to the bag but i used an overcast stitch so the seams on the side repeat the ridges that are used for the bottom of the bag. i really like it that way.



The bag doesn't look this wonky^^ in real life. Honest.


See?^^ it looks good on my shoulder.

Pictures taken outside my house. woo. To take the pictures I actually popped the Happy Hooker book inside the bag to give it some shape Cheesy

I whipped this out in a few days. There are alot of loose ends because I hate weaving in ends and I was stranding like fair-isle in knitting but I was worried I'd run out of yarn (I did but luckily I had another skein of Scarlet by Redheart) so on the horizontal part of the cross, I would break the yarn when i reached the white and reattatch it when i got back to the red part.

I should line it but I don't have the right fabric at the moment. I suppose I'll just fill it with all the tiny wallets/coinpurses/etc I like to carry around now.

P.S. I hated the yarn by the end. I use acrylic all the time but this yarn made my index finger on my right hand itch so so so bad. I don't know why. It started to be painful but I finished the bag thankfully. Probably the fact that the yarn was about 20 years old could be the problem.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007 06:16:46 PM »

I really like your bag!
I hear you on weaving in ends...hate that
nicely done!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007 12:09:12 AM »

Totally awesome! Great job!

Weaving in ends=EW.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007 06:20:50 PM »

I love this! Its like something from M*A*S*H. I want a green one now..haha Great job!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007 02:21:03 PM »

Nice job!  You are right, weaving in ends is the worst!  I just started this bag at lunch time today.  I am a nurse and thought it would be fun to carry my stuff in!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 02:32:40 PM »

Nice job!  You are right, weaving in ends is the worst!  I just started this bag at lunch time today.  I am a nurse and thought it would be fun to carry my stuff in!

Haha, you'll be the most fashionable nurse around!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 08:28:57 AM »

Yep, I think my patients will get a kick out of the bag.  I can't believe how fast it's going.  I'm to the top part of the white cross already, and didn't have a ton of time to work on it yesterday!  I'm fairly new to crochet, have been knitting for awhile.  I didn't realize that crochet was so much faster.  I'm an instant gratification kind of a gal, so I'm having fun with this!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007 10:51:23 AM »

Yep, I think my patients will get a kick out of the bag.  I can't believe how fast it's going.  I'm to the top part of the white cross already, and didn't have a ton of time to work on it yesterday!  I'm fairly new to crochet, have been knitting for awhile.  I didn't realize that crochet was so much faster.  I'm an instant gratification kind of a gal, so I'm having fun with this!

Yeah, I like instant gratification too. And I get bored with repetitive patterns easily, so I switched to crochet.

Can't wait to see the FO!
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