It's not that I've forgotten my knitting

Another sewing post. I feel rather disloyal to my knitting but I still knit every day and can't imagine sitting on the sofa of an evening without my knitting to hand however I can't talk much about my knitting at the moment as it's my Rowan Exchange gift, so I'm being secretive. I have been frantically trying to finish it inspite of other ideas on the part of the knitting, it has been causing me lots of problems and there has been fair bit of ripping but I think I'm nearing the end now, the finishing will take a bit of time but hopefully it will be a success otherwise I will be seriously panic knitting an alternative.

I have been having much sucess with my sewing though, it is lovely to see a project come together so quickly. I started this Amy Butler Madison bag last weekend, as soon as I finished the Hustle in fact, and it really didn't take long to complete. I am so glad I did this project as I have lots of ideas for my own bags but really wanted to follow a pattern to get my head around the details. This was a very straightforward pattern and taught me plenty. I didn't use a very stiff interfacing as I wanted something squashy and instead of using velcro as a closure I used this magnetic closure which was very simple to apply. I am delighted with the end result and indeed it is in use already. My next sewing project is a bag to take me to Chester Races next week, fingers crossed that it comes together in time.


marjorie said…
Your bag is lovely and makes me want to do some sewing! I have a very old treadle machine which I love, but I seem to use it now only for repairing hems and such. As far as ripping knitting, I had to unravel a 3/4 finished sock last night. It's for my niece who is 8 but when I tried it on, it was big on me!So, something is wrong with the measurements her mother sent me, I think. Today, I start again with less stitches cast on.
Alice said…
That bag is divine. I have had Amy Butler in my favourites for ages now but due to the lack of interesting fabrics around here, I haven't done anything about it. I suppose I could get something online.

I really like your choice of fabric.
That sewing looks great -I am very incompetent on the sewing front, but since I bought a brand new machine last year, just to sew in a zip on a handknit, I'm about to give it a twirl - or should that be Twiss? Where do you get that lovely Amy bButler fabric?
Johanne said…
Love the new logo. you will have to tell me where you get your computer intel from. the bag is gorgeous.
Katherine said…
The bag is gorgeous. New banner looking pretty hot too!
One Skein S.P. said…
Glad to hear you are still knitting as I have your second skein ready to send.

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