Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Voting Day

Yeah, it's been a couple weeks since I posted. No excuse really, although my camera seemed to have gotten the flu and refused to take any decent pictures. It did cooperate today. I made this bag from Interweave Crochet Spring '06. But I'm not a big tassle fan so I'm going to do some other sort of embellishment. Here's where you can vote again today (or for the first time if you didn't have primaries today). Please give me your opinions and suggestions!
Here's my changes: I used KnitPicks Sierra yarn. Instead of the crocheted handles I'm going with leather straps. The fabric is for the lining. The embellishment options: a line of little corkscrews or varying leaves and flowers. I'm also thinking maybe some sort of trim edging like an elaborate picot trim. The colors of the flower, etc are just a sample. So what do you think?

Other updates: my hooked bag is waiting for its handles to arrive in the mail and the spokes stool is about halfway done but looking different from my original vision. More photos soon if my camera decides it wants to be helpful.


Jenny J said...

Betsey - I like the corkscrews. How about some in several colors. The leather straps add a really nice touch.

Bonnie said...

I like the corkscrews, too. Maybe have them vary in length? And in three or more colors? I know I'm a big red/terra cotta fan, so of course, I think something along that line would go great with the tan and the green.

How do you like Sierra? Is it soft?

I thought of you at B&N the other day, Betsey--I saw the new IK Crochet issue was out.

Oh, and there's a new book, Romantic Style, that is half knittinm half crochet I thought you might like. Here's the Amazon link:


Jerry & Maxy said...

corkscrews! it's a pretty bag.

Betsey said...

Bonnie, I have the new IK mag- a few things I'd like to make! I saw the Romantic Style on Amazon but haven't seen it in any local stores. There's a granny squares and a lace book coming out soon I'm hope are good.
The Sierra is a nice bulky. It's soft but not super soft. Bet it would make a nice poncho. The bag took less than 3 skeins so I have a full skein left.
Everyone in comments and emails have said they like the corkscrews so I'm looking at color combos.