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« on: February 11, 2006 08:35:14 AM »

Well I searched and searched Craftster for any reference to the book Holiday Knits by Allison Isaacs and Sara Lucas, but I couldn't find anything! So I suppose I'll make a new topic here. I just finished up the Winter Tote bag from it for my mother's birthday (which was yesterday):


There's a little heart embroidered on the top left of the pic (that's what the little blue blob is). It didn't felt nearly as much as I wanted, but that's one of the pitfalls of living in an apartment building with no washer/dryer. It felted a bit, and I hand washed it to felt it more at home. It's perhaps stronger than it looks, but not nearly as tough as I would have wanted. A couple more pictures are on the blog, as always.

Has anyone else made anything from this book?
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2006 10:26:52 AM »

did you line it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2006 09:38:58 AM »

No I didn't have to line it because it's felted (fulled?). It's amazing how strong things become once you felt (full?) them!

(Still not sure if it is technically called felting or fulling.)
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2006 12:41:33 PM »

Is that the pattern where you use a sweater to make it?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006 04:50:12 AM »

Nope, it's knit up in the round.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006 05:49:46 PM »

Your tote looks great!  I hope to cast on for this project tonight.

I'm surprised that no one is talking about this book.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006 09:42:50 AM »

I just did a search to see some FOs from this book after checking it out at the bookstore yesterday. Your bag came out great, BeginnerKnitter - that was one of my favorite patterns from the book. (The gingham cosmetic bag is pretty cute, too). I'm tempted to buy the book, but I just got Melanie Falick's "Handknit Holidays", so I should probably wait for now.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006 12:07:24 PM »

Thanks droopymccool and knitchka!

The book is really nice, I think the ornaments are very cute and it's got a few great designs in there.

If either of you are planning on knitting the bag I would definitely reccommend putting it through the wash a few times. It seems like the one in the book can stand up on its own, but mine certainly can't! I doubt it really would be able to because the handles are pretty heavy, but mine was still a little weaker than I would like.
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