Both my daughters are avid knitters and have been encouraging me to get more into knitting too. I just finished my first sweater (Sad story... turned out to be too big
) and I started a baby sweater next. It called for a cable twist, which I had never done (I have been doing only the very basic stitches) and after I did the swatch, I fell in love with it and wanted to use it. Here's what it looked like:
See, pretty yarn, pretty pattern, ought to be something.
My daughters don't do much with their swatches, other than post them on a bulletin board, so they had no suggestions. But I decided to make a knitting project bag decorated with my swatch.
I raided my stash for bag fabric and lining that worked with the yarn color, put in some pockets, hand stitched the swatch to the outside pocket, and here's what I came up with:
And here's a picture of the inside. (How do people take such lovely photos of the insides of their bag? This was really hard to do!)
I also made a pouch for my knitting notions, using the only zipper I had, which just happened to be exactly the right color!
I'm so happy that I have actually used my pretty little swatch. And now when the yarn comes for my throw pillow covers, I have a bag to keep that project in.