Thursday, July 20, 2006

Knitting Tote

I finished my friend's birthday present. I made her a tote to carry a knitting project or two. The fabric was purchased at Hancock's (the lining is a coordinating fabric with knitting needles all over it) and the pattern is McCall's 5082. I used some of those magnetic snaps (purchased from an ebay vendor for less than $1 each) for a closure; the giant button is just for looks. This is the third bag I've made from this pattern. I like it a lot for a basic pattern.

Speaking of Hancock's and McCall's patterns, I received a Hancock's flyer in the mail today and patterns are on sale at various times in August. The McCall's patterns are less than $1 a piece.

To complete her present, I knit her a dishcloth with a martini glass on it and I'm also going to make one with a bee on it.


autum said...

Great bag, it looks very roomy. I like the piping around the top and bottom.

lindiepindie said...

What a nice gift. The fabric is perfect for a knitting bag, although, in the picture, at first glance, the bag looks like it's full of stuff already. :o)

Bonnie D. said...

Ok, Lindie. I'm busted. It was stuffed - with two t-shirts that happened to be laying on the table next to me. Here I thought I was being so clever.

Thanks for noticing the piping, Autum. You're my bag inspiration!