I am a thirty year old woman without a handbag. In fact I have no bag of any kind other than my nappy bag and this thing here. I have always had accsesory issues, but the situation became dire when my last perfectly sized black leather back pack died, oh, probably a year ago now. Yes folks, I have let this problem fester for a year, or maybe more.
A bag is one of the few projects I would like to make that is likely to be significantly cheaper to knit for myself than to buy ready made, so I have been pouring over bag patterns and trying to choose yarn for weeks (months?). According to my local yarn store felting isn’t very popular here in Australia yet and they couldn’t recommend anything they stocked to make myself a felted bag. On their advice I decided my best option was to order some Lambs Pride from the US as pretty much all the patterns I liked seem to call for this yarn or similar. After agonising over a variety of websites that stock Lambs Pride and carefully comparing colour swatches I realised there was no real hope of getting an accurate idea of colours online and I just picked something that looked hopeful and prayed. It came in the post today and here it is:
I like it! Yay!! If only I still liked the pattern I had chosen when I ordered only two skeins….
I was planning on making a PackySack
but now I am really not sure I like it. That I don’t like any of the colours used in the samples doesn’t help. This one here is pretty cute - only problem is the bag is supposed to be for me, not Isabelle.
Now that the yarn is here I think I want to make a Booga Bag, or possibly Lily.
The problem is that I probably have too little yarn for either of these bags. I have to go do some research and some maths… I like the plain red Lily shown in this photo better than the stripped verison on the pattern. If I do have enough Lambs Pride I think I will make Lily with the yarn I have, freeing me up to buy some Kureyon to make the Booga Bag in beautiful stripes.
UPDATE: Turns out Kureyon comes in 50g skeins, not 100g like Lambs Pride and Cascade 220. My two skiens of Lambs Pride will do nicely for a Booga Bag but fall a bit short of completing Lily - so a Booga Bag it is. If it works I will think about a second one in Kureyon.