Friday, March 19, 2010

India bag




Joe and I are making a trip to India in a couple of weeks and I've been trying to figure out what bag to take with me. I have a large backpack and many totebags but none of them seems quite right. I plan to take my big camera, my knitting, my iPhone and a moneybelt. I'm not taking the laptop (aaaahhh). I'm told there are many Internet cafes around. Anyway, I had these balls of yarn made from recycled saris that I bought at stitches LAST year. It would make a perfect messenger bag. So I started searching for a pattern. There are lots of patterns for felted bags but not much for what I have in mind. So I am making it up. I started with the strap 12 stitches on size 7 needles in garter stitch gave me a 3 inch wide strap. Then I used that guage to figure that 60 stiches ought to give me a 15 inch wide bag. So here is what I have so far. I like the density of the fabric. It seems sturdy. I plan to line the bag and put pockets on the inside. Now the question is, do I have enough time between now and our departure to get the bag done. Or will I be at REI on the last day franically looking for something that fits my idea.
Stay tuned

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2 comments:

Tom said...

You go girl! It will work out because I suspect you will find that hyperdrive knitting zone when necessary. I have knitted with that recycled sari yarn I got at Artfibers. It was fun. May the knitting angel guide your fingers on a course that is true.

zcharmc said...

Your bag is looking great. As Tom said, I'm sure you will "find" the time to get the bag made. If not before you hit REI, come check out bags that I have, including a couple from REI. Knit on!