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« on: January 18, 2009 04:28:06 PM »

I made a backpack for the tree swap for hannahbear and my daughter immediately requested the same item except in green and purple!  She even sent me the yarn!  Here are the results:





I lined it with sections of a cotton towel I purchased at World Market.  There are a couple of pockets, to accomodate cellphone, measuring tape, wallet, etc and plenty of space for a bottle of water or whatnot.  I used a pattern from Patons  http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2160

  The strapping was not adjustable in the pattern.  I'm not sure what I did is any better, but here is a picture anyways -- I used D rings and velcro.  Cheesy  As you can see, I altered the bag a bit in other ways as well-- I am always fooling about with something just because I can.  Thanks for letting me show it off!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 04:38:49 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 04:52:29 PM »

That's gorgeous!  Great pattern and color combination.  I bet your daughter loved it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 07:55:59 AM »

Neat idea to use a towel for a lining. Sometimes regular fabric seems too wimpy for some bags.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 07:32:17 AM »

Wow, this makes me want to try it immediately! I love the whole looks of it, and especially the green lining. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 03:10:23 PM »

That's so cute! I really want to make one of those! It's definitely going in my queue. I absolutely love the colors! Using a towel is a really great idea! I should try that!
Could you tell me what kind of yarn and how much you usd of it? And what modifications did you use besides the colors?
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 05:40:47 PM »

That's so cute! I really want to make one of those! It's definitely going in my queue. I absolutely love the colors! Using a towel is a really great idea! I should try that!
Could you tell me what kind of yarn and how much you usd of it? And what modifications did you use besides the colors?

I used Paton's merino wool -- it's a great yarn for felting.  The two major modifications are the "mountains" along the bottom of the bag (I was tired of making trees) and the decreases for the bottom are not done according to the pattern (because I couldn't find it when I was ready to pull that bottom together.)  I used a full skein of purple (maybe part of another one) and just part of one skein of each of the other colors. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009 11:52:32 AM »

that's awesome =)
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