Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Latest Afghan

I finished my afghan today.  I had three very large balls of wool that needed to be used.  They were 16 oz. each.  I decided on the ripple pattern so that it would be more interesting than just straight knitting.  The finished measurements are 60 x 50.  I hate joining sections together so it is knit in one piece with no seams.  I used a circular needle with over 300 stitches per row.  It kept me warm while I knitted.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reusable shopping Bag

More and more shops here are charging for bags when you purchase something in their stores, so I decided to make myself a new bag for spring.  I have made many more in the past but nothing as colourful as this one.  It is lined and has iron-on interfacing on the front and back of the lining.  I also put a few stitches in the bottom of the bag so that the lining will not pull away from the bag when items are removed.  Now I am all set for spring, which seems to be here early this year.