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« on: April 18, 2009 10:10:03 AM »

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  Sad) 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!  Shocked

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.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009 11:23:56 AM »

Very cool. I love it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 07:24:22 AM »

Excellent ideas! Cables are so much fun aren't they?!

« Last Edit: May 10, 2010 09:44:24 AM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009 01:45:51 AM »

Wow, that's a great idea! Shocked I hate making swatches so I usually avoid them like the plague, but now i think I'll have to come up with creative ways to use them. Maybe now I won't have to restart my projects so many times to get them right.  Grin
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