Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rhinebeck with Claudia Part II

Claudia is a wonderful sister. I love her so much and I am so fortunate to have her in my life. So I decided to make her a knitted bag to take to Rhinebeck so she to would have something, "cool " to wear. When I made my Noro car coat she did make a comment that she didn't have anything knitted to wear. Every year that we visit Rhinebeck we both marvel at the amazing hand knits that people have on. Sometimes whole families have on wonderful sweaters, hats scarves, blankets and socks. I was determined that we would be amongst the, "cool" this year.

This bag pattern is from Noro yarns. It is an old stand by that a friend was making. I remember seeing it in a yarn store years ago and thinking it looked so difficult. Actually it is one of the easiest patterns you can make. Simply knowing the knit stitch, how to increase and decrease and your in. A wonderful project for beginners.
I purchased this hand dyed wool yarn on our very first trip to Rhinebeck. I bought 4 hanks which ended up being about 800 yards of yarn. I never quite knew what to do with it until I saw the bag pattern. Claudia loves purple so it seemed like the perfect fit.

I knit the bag, added a lining, added a button, and finished it all in one week. I think it ended up really nice. Claudia really seemed to like it.

It goes perfect with her swing coat. Doesn't she look perfect?


Elyse said...

hello mere!

i just popped over from claudia's! your knitting is amazing!!!


beth said...

Yes, it is a great bag and Claudia looks very stylish. You were the Noro sisters ;-) I'm impressed with your lining. I haven't tried that yet. I love the finished look in adds to the bag.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a great bag, your designs are wonderful and Claudia looks lovely. I just read Claudia's blog and that you posted her photo. It is really great to have a sister. My sister also knits, and I love when she knits me something. Blessed to be a blessing.

Monica@The White Bench said...

I just wanted to left that comment again on this post (I thought you had comment moderation) - I hadn't realized Claudia was your sister! Your bag is cheerful and exquisitely made, and Claudia looks so stylish wearing it!