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Saturday, February 28, 2009

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What could that little red strip of knitting possibly be? Do you remember when I was working on three cable bags back in the beginning of 2008? Let me refresh your memory. There was the burgundy cable bag, the red cable bag, and the black cable bag. After knitting them up, I gave them to Vicki who would look into seaming all three and finding fabric to line the inside. She finally did this a couple weeks ago. We got together and she showed me the seamed bags and the three fabrics she chose for lining each bag. She did a wonderful job of choosing the color and print on the fabrics. We discussed handle possibilities and eventually decided on a knitted strap. We haven't figured out whether the strap should go on the bag before the lining, or the other way around. So she punted all the yarn back to me so I could knit the handles. This is what you see above, a handle/strap for the red cable bag. I decided to start with this one first because I know she likes this one the best and wants to keep it for herself. I think I am using 8mm needles for this. The yarn band suggests 9mm, but it can't hurt to have a nice tight knit on the handle. It is still kinda "stretchy" so we'll probably have to line the underside of the strap to reinforce it.

We starting thinking about this project back in 2006 or 2007. Yes, things move slowly over here. We're hoping to finish all three bags this year. So stay tuned... :-)

Speaking of slow, I have been meaning to post earlier this week. Unfortunately it got busy/crazy over here and then the Little One got sick. Of course she starts to recover once I call to make a doctor's appt, so that that when she goes there a few hours later, she is in a good mood, not listless, and not feeling like a hot potato to the touch. The doc prolly thought I was smoking the carpet or brought in the wrong kid! lol. But it was reassuring to know there wasn't anything serious, especially before the weekend starts. I've got lots of blog posts trapped inside my head and need to transfer them to the computer. Does this happen to you? I usually have lots of ideas floating around in my head. Then once I sit down in front of the computer, there is a brain fart and my mind is a blank. What did I want to blog about? I'm also still way behind in the email dept. I can't seem to stay focused on one task.

Happy Birthday Bets!

Barb, Beate, Kkhymm, Michele, and Theresa have given me this |{®3471\/ ߣ0993® 4\/\/4®Ð -- (that's Leet for "Kreativ Blogger Award"). Thank you so much for nominating me!

Here are the rules:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

It's so hard to single out just 7 bloggers when there are so many more who are deserving of this award. Go check out some of the blogs listed in my sidebar, you'll find lots af interesting blogs and people there. (I've only just discovered the new Blogger blog list widget and am still adding to that list, ran into error messages earlier and need to try again -- but there are 2 other lists just below that widget, and those should keep you quite busy!) But I guess y'all still want me to enumerate seven, so here they are:

Allison - Res Ipsa Knit With Her
Cindy - Baxter Knits
Darcy - Darcy's Knotty Knitter
Grace - Lovin Comfort Knits
Louise - Knit One Bake Too
Mireille - Torsades
Trish - My Merino Mantra

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13 stitch(es):

junior_goddess said...


Are you gonna felt those handles??

Aunt Kathy said...

Those handles are gonna look great

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful patterns! Lovely knis!

Cindy G said...

Why thank you! (Now I need to go try and catch up on my own blog posting...)

SusanB-knits said...

I can't wait to see the finished bags. The handles will look good with red bag.

Louise said...

ooh thankyou for the nomination :) Great idea for the bag handles, they'll look fab.

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see the bags with their handles.

Hope you are doing well and staying warm. Its a cold one here today in NC... snow expecting to hit later this evening. The ice is already freezing on the trees.

Take care...Knit On!

Teenuh said...

That is a really cool handle! Can't wait to see the final bag. :)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Awww thankyou for the nomination you are so sweet:)I love your patterns and the handle looks awesome.(((((Hugs))))))))Darcy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I also have a lot of blog ideas going on only to be forgotten when I get in front of the computer. I like the bag handles!


Ceci said...

Beautiful idea for a handle! Can't wait to see photos of the finished bags. :)

Amybel said...

I'm curious to see your finished bags. I'm doing a design as you go felted cable bag now!

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup pour la nomination !!! it's very sweet of you.