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Petunia0384
« on: July 02, 2007 05:56:48 PM »

I learned to knit at Michael's over the course of three weeks.  I had this awesome lady named Dolly for an instructor, and I learned so much.  The project for the class was a cotton bag of Dolly's design made from Sugar n' Cream (a yarn I'm not crazy about, but I lived with it, lol).  It's done in seed stitch and stockinette.  Here it is:



It's shaped a little better than the picture looks.  It's not perfect, but I'm pretty excited since it's my first!  I'm definitely addicted now. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007 06:10:39 PM »

it looks awesome!! way to go.i have bags in the to-do list! congrats on doing a good job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007 07:49:17 PM »

The bag looks great!  I would have never attempted seed stitch when I first started knitting.  So way to go!

Sugar n' Cream is a bit rough to work with.  It doesn't give like wool or other yarns.  But it is great for bags and dishclothes though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007 07:49:41 PM »

I really like the seed stitch border! Great job! Especially for your first project!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007 08:50:09 PM »

Do you possibly have a pattern you could share, I love that bag and I'd like to try to make one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007 02:28:00 AM »

Very impressive first project, Petunia0384!  You're very lucky to have had such a great teacher, that makes a big difference!  I L-O-V-E the bag: I'd buy that in a heartbeat!
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007 04:56:52 AM »

wow! Shocked

great first project...kicks my first garter stitch scarf into touch! Grin

well done!
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Petunia0384
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007 06:43:07 AM »

Thank you for all of your compliments!  I never would have tried seed stitch for a first project either, if Dolly hadn't made me.  I complained a lot for the first 6 inches, then I got the hang of it.  I really love the way that seed stitch looks.

Do you possibly have a pattern you could share, I love that bag and I'd like to try to make one.

Hm, I don't know, because it's actually my teacher's pattern, but then again, she does use it for class...  So I don't know?  Huh  Maybe I can say that it's all two pieces - the sides and the strap are one piece (with increases and decreases) of seed stitch, and the square part is one long piece of stockinette, folded in half?
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