Stash usage abounds with this little project.
Pattern: Pretty Awesome Yarn Pouch by HeartStrings
Yarn: Louet Gems Pearl bought at Stitches 2005!
Beads: Silver-lined clear beads (also from stash)
Needle: 3.25mm circular, magic loop
First, I started with stash yarn I got at Stitches 2005. Bought in a Stitches-induced hysteria when I thought I might actually knit colorwork socks.
We all know there’s no chance of that ever happening around these parts.
Then, I needed some beads so I pulled out my never ending supply of silver-lined clear beads. Perfect!
When I started knitting I thought I’d line it. But the utility of the stretchy bag won out and I decided not to line it.
Blocking took some thinking. I needed to block the bag into a bag shape and then block the top lace so it would open up. I decided to wet the bag and stretch it over a metal mixing bowl. Once that dried I pinned out the lace and steam blocked it. Worked pretty well.
I even have enough left over for a smaller sized bag and plan to downsize the pattern to make my mom a potpourri sachet.
This was a great little project with lots of fun details and techniques. It went fast and the blocking took almost as long as the knitting. And now I have one less ball of sock yarn to show for it. Score!
3 UILI projects down, 10 more to go.
Full disclosure – in a non-UILI moment yesterday it’s rumored that I purchased yarn for 4 projects. But let’s look at the bright side. While I wait for that yarn to be delivered I’ve been working on nothing but WIPs. That’s right – I didn’t CO anything new this weekend. And at least I only bought1 ball of sock yarn. Now would you excuse me while I get back to my WIPs?
Happy Easter if you celebrate and I’ll catch you on the purl side.