Friday, December 3, 2010

FO Friday 12

It's good to be back in the FO game. It seems like it's been awhile, though I just missed the last one. I hope to have many projects finished in the next few weeks (if not, I need to do some serious thinking about Christmas gifts!), but am trying not to put too much pressure on myself. I have a lot going on, despite NaNoWriMo being over.

Anyway, on to FO Friday.

As you all know, I've been working on the market bag as a Christmas gift. It was part of two WIPWs and here are those pictures as it progressed.


Obviously not very exciting since it is basically just a circle, but there you go. I used this pattern, yet changed it a bit. I added two more rows of increase to make the bag larger (and my gauge was a little small), as well as a few more rows of basic rows as I went up the sides of the bag and also added a few more decrease rows as I wanted the opening a little smaller since I increased at the bottom a little. I also kept decreasing the top until I got the correct number of dc to match the pattern when working on the handles. My only regret is not making the handles bigger. I didn't really realize how little it was until sewing the two together. Because of that, i didn't do the edging since it would make them even smaller (hole wise).

Materials used:

5.50 mm (I) hook
Bernat Handicraft Cotton
Yarn needle







14 comments:

  1. can't wait to see updated pics of the market bag!

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  2. And we're up! Thanks for your patience everyone! My internet was on and off all day yesterday. I got most of my post done before it went down for good, but not the final picture or Mr Linky.

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  3. I think it turned out great!

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  4. Thank you, Alea! I think it's a great size. Glad I augmented it a little.

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  5. Great job on the bag! I like the smaller opening and I actually think it's a good handle length too. Thanks again for hosting FO Friday.

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  6. It turned out nice! The shorter strap probably looks very stylish. And my guess is that it will stretch when loaded-up and in use. The one I made with plarn stretches so much that it's almost too long with heavy stuff.

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  7. It's a very cute bag. I can see what you mean with the handles.

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  8. Awesome bag! Doesn't it feel SO good to get the Christmas presents knocked out? Love it. Happy Weekend!!

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  9. Thanks everyone! I was out all day, so I'm back now and will check out all of your FOs now!

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  10. Hey Kezz, your link isn't working and I can't figure out what the proper one is. Can you post a new link in Mr Linky and I'll delete the old?

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  11. I love the bag! The colors are just perfect!

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  12. Thank you! The colors are fun. I can't believe this bag took almost the whole skein (790 yrds) of yarn. Insanity.

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