Monday, January 17, 2005
This is knitted on 24 gauge jewellery wire and threading the beads on first. I think it was 8 stitches and size 4 or 4.5 needles, that depends on the size of the beads. I saw this at the craft show. If you do one, don't forget to allow for the jewellery findings, mine is a little to long.
This is a funky little bag I finished when I was supposed to be doing the freeform bag. It's so easy to get sidetracked!!
Thursday, January 13, 2005
These Bags are the Inspiration
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Why did I do this?
While browsing through a knitting magazine I found this article on Knit One, Blog One and I thought what a good idea. I have friends all over the place and we are always looking for a new way to communicate our craft ideas and here was a way to share a space to do it. So here we go. In 2003 I attended a craft show and learned how to knit without a pattern that was fabulous however when knitting for a child do not add a 4 inch ease, much to big, thank god for my dress maker friend and her overlocker. In 2004 I attended Prudence Mapstones Freeform Knitting class to make a handbag, the two classes together have given me so much more confidence to do what I think will work and I am starting to select wool/fibre without worrying about patterns. It has rekindled an old passion. When I figure out how to post a photo I will do it.