Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter!

Watch my egg turn into something!

The Site Fights Egg


Meanwhile I've nearly constructed a catnip mouse for Sooty. It just needs stuffing with catnip and the bottom sewing on. Some of Sooty's friends have also requested one so a catnip mouse production line will soon be in operation. The yarn is the remains of the Fyberspates DK in Wild Foxglove which I used for my fingerless gloves a few months ago.

I finished the Maya bag last night. Here it is in all it's glory:

It was a fun pattern to knit, on 8mm needles with two strands of yarn held together. It grew very quickly and the colours were lovely to watch unfolding! I lined it (below) with some cotton fabric from the Cloth House. The handles are made from 30cm lengths of plastic tubing from Focus with moss stitch strips (one strand on 5.5mm needles) sewn over the top.


This is my SIL's birthday present (in about a fortnight) but now I want one for me too! Anyone any idea where I can get my paws on two more skeins of Maya? Getknitted only seem to have the plain colours left (apart from a slightly scary variegated orange) and I'd love some of the variegated. Do you think it would work with one strand of pink and one strand of purple held together?

11 comments:

Holly @Home said...

And to you Daisy..Holly,angie and Jeff Cox.

ambermoggie said...

love the bag, where is the pattern from? Have you tried Janette on ebay(Janettes rare yarns I think)

Anne said...

I've gone and got me an egg too - wonder what it'll do...

Love the bag - sorry, can't help with the yarn.

Holly @Home said...

It is a little bit like Colinette's "One Zero" ..fruit coulis .It is best to contact them by phone as the girls will search for you.

Holly @Home said...

I'm back..have a look at "Stash " they have a german yarn very good for felting that is in the sale .It used to be called "Celticove" .

Mary Anne said...

Can't wait to see what your Egg turns into!
The bag is gorgeous. What a lovely gift.
Happy Easter to You!!

Seahorse said...

Lovely bag! The mouse looks cute. I've read 'The Pillars of the Earth' and enjoyed it too. It's a while ago now but I think I remember being reasonably impressed with the amount of research and historical accuracy for a 'best seller' type book.

I hope the house hunting goes well - exciting a scary all at the same time!

happyspider said...

oh i LOVE the bag ^^ and happy easter daisy :)

Dipsy said...

Hi from Austria! Wow, your Bag turned out so beautifully, great job done! And the catnip mousie is such a cutie, I bet your cat already plays with it!
Happy Easter!

Dee said...

eBay....or post a cry for help on the Knitty board, maybe someone can dig into their stash and swap it with you. Lovely bag, by the way!

Annarella said...

Your Maya bag is gorgeous!! I love the material you've used for the lining too.

Try emailing Kerrie at HipKnits, she might have some Maya left (don't think it's ever appeared on the site though)

xx