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Invader Tak
« on: June 02, 2006 07:38:03 AM »

This was done a while ago, but I only got a picture recently.

Just to prove to myself that I could do this, I did it.  What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006 08:01:22 AM »

That's a beautiful bag! Definitely something that pushes your skill level up a couple notches.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006 08:21:52 AM »

the colors are beautiful! 
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006 09:32:04 AM »

Wow. The colors remind me of a sunset. I'll have to look into getting the book.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006 01:40:54 PM »

Those colors are yummy!  Great job...it looks like a real challenge. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006 05:33:03 PM »

Your beautiful bag brightened my crappy day!  Thank you!  Details please.
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Invader Tak
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2006 06:02:16 AM »

Here is the Saga of the Napramach!

This bag almost defeated me, but I prevailed.  Folk Bags is a great book, but some of those patterns are HARD.  After knitting this, nothing will intimidate you knit-wise.

The yarn was Araucania nature wool, in 5 colors. I substituted 'cause it was easier for me to find and much cheaper than the recommended yarn, also, the hand-dyed colors adds a really nice effect.  The whole thing was knitted on size 3 needles. 

You start with the 2 upper triangles, join them and then pick up stitches to knit the main body, then you try to remember to do the increase/decrease thing to get the pointy effect, while sticking to the color chart.  Then you weave in ends (it took me hours!) Then you block your rectangle.  Now you pick up stitches and knit the pointy bit at the bottom and pick up yet more stitches and knit the narrow band of triangles at the very top.

Spend another year or so weaving in ends, then block the whole body.

Then you get to do it all over again to make the second side of the bag, which will come out better because now you actually know what the hell you're doing.  (This pic is of the second side I knitted)

Use single crochet to join the 2 sides and knit the strap.  I'm not happy with the strap, I followed the directions for it, it is just a garter stitched strip attached by loops that you crochet when joining the 2 sides.  I would definitely change this to something more secure and less stretchy.  Maybe a thick I-cord or at least graft the strap instead of using loops. 

I didn't line the bag, but I would strongly recommend it.  This bag took forever, I want it to last forever. 

PS: When you use this bag, other knitters will know you are the real deal.  Not some dilettante knitter!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2006 07:21:52 AM »

 Can't see the pic.  Cry
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2006 11:30:20 AM »

you should walk around naked carrying nothing but this bag, no one would notice your unclothed naughty bits. its farging amazing.
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