The project I chose was The Question Bag from the Burien Yarn Stash. A free pattern given out during the 2011 LYS Tour. It was a really simple design and an easy to follow pattern. Once I got into the rhythm of the pattern I was able to leave the pattern sheet in my bag and work away at it while announcement after announcement was made on how long our flight was being delayed.
I picked two really great colors to make my bags:
|Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in turquoise and periwinkle|
I guess I also got a little too much into the rhythm of the pattern because the first bag came out a little long. As you will see from the picture below:
The pattern didn't indicate how long the bag should be so I just kept knitting thinking that I was supposed to use the whole skein. Well when I noticed it was looking more like a wine bottle gift bag than an a drawstring purse, I stopped knitting and binded off.
Compared to the picture of the one below that is shown on the Burien Yarn Stash's site as an example of the bag, I think I did go a little too long.
|Photo courtesy of the Burien Yarn Stash|
But that's okay, because Aiden's sister loved it anyway and with the added length she can stuff more things in it.
The second bag I finished on my first day back from vacation:
And I stopped before it got too long this time and it came out looking more like the example.