Saturday, April 15, 2006
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?