Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stop! It’s a Bagstopper!

I don’t know what has gotten into me over the last few days. If I hadn't had a routine doctor's appointment yesterday proving I was healthy, I'd really start to wonder if I was sick or something. I’ve done a metric crap-ton of finishing work and taken the pictures to blog it. I have a list of SIX blog posts waiting to be written, since I closely follow Cristi's rule: ONE and only one finished project per post!

So I’ll start with the most boring of all the finished things. A Bagstopper. My fifth one.

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Yes, a finished renovation post is part of the list.
And yes, that’s the top edge of the stairs for the deck.

There isn’t a whole lot to say about this project. It’s kind of a snooze to knit, but it’s fast and functional. This particular one is destined for my sister in law, who requested another one after liking her first one so much. I found a great ribbon for it at the J-store and finally got it sewn in place on Sunday.

It’s amazing how much sewing I can get done when, y’know, I actually go into the basement and sew.

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Yes, I did have green thread in the stash!

This will go in the finished gift pile, waiting for either her birthday or Christmas. It’s good to have something in that pile!

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Erin’s Bagstopper, The Sequel

Pattern: Everlasting Bagstopper from Knitty.com
Size: It’s a bag
Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport Weight
Color: Hunter Green
Source: Natural Stitches, East Liberty, Pa.
Needles: US 5 and US 10.5 from my KnitPicks Options set
Started: 17 July 2011
Finished: knitting finished 7 September 2011, Handle sewn 9 October 2011
Mods: My now-usual mods: Start with Judy’s Magic Cast-On, skipped the drawstring.

1 comment:

SJ said...

I really have got to knit one of these! Love the ribbon!