Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gifts? In the bag!

I'm finally able to post finished pictures of the Mother's Day gifts for my mom and my MIL, now that the big day has come and gone. I used up some of that new Paton's Classic Wool that is varigated to whip up some felted bags.

Pattern: Booga Bag by Julie Anderson
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino Wool - just over 1 ball
Needles: Sz US 10.5 Clover Bamboo circular and DPNs
Dates: Late April to May 8
Mods: none
Thoughts: A little bit boring at the end, but very satisfying overall - and my MIL loves it!

Pattern: sort-of booga bag
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino Wool - about 1 1/2 balls
Needles: Sz US 10.5 Clover Bamboo circular and DPNs
Dates: early May to May 8
Mods: cast on 50 stitches, knit 50 rows, pick up around the bottom, knit 60 rows.
Thoughts: I wanted a slightly bigger bag for mom, so I increased the size of the base, and therefore increased the number of stitches around.

Thanks for all the sweet comments about Otis - I wish I had more pictures for you, but he doesn't seem to hold still long enough to have his picture taken. We did have a scare yesterday when he got out the hole in the screen in our screen door, was met on the other side by the big dogs, ran off the deck and up a tree. Good thing hubbo used to climb trees as a kid! But all is well - he's still scared of the other animals, but really wants to play with Cocoa. She wants nothing to do with him. Fingers crossed that they become friends!


  1. Cute bags! I haven't seen the variegated Classic Wool. It knits up nicely.

  2. Wow, I love the effect of the variegated Patons!

    No pictures of your hubby climbing a tree to rescue Otis?!!

  3. Just one skein? Impressive. And great gifts.

  4. Great gifts! I love how the Paton's felted.

  5. Love the bags. I have the yarn now I just need to move away from the socks and get started.