introducing Sophie

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sophie number two is all done
Pattern: Sophie Bag
Yarn: Cascade 220, colour 7801 (hot pink) and Lambs Pride Worsted in “Orange You Glad”
Needles: US 11 Boye Needlemaster interchangeable needle, 6.5mm Tulip Bamboo DPNs

Sophie is done. The blocking worked well and she held her shape nicely once the plastic chopping board I used to shape her was removed.

Sophie number two blockingSophie number two post blocking

The clasps turned out to be very easy to apply, I was able to force the prongs through the fabric without needing to cut holes and they folded down neatly. Attaching the flowers was a little more tricky than just pinning them down, as the clasp was slightly larger than the flower centers, but it worked out in the end.

Sophie number two claspSophie number two with the flower pinned over the clasp

It wasn’t until I started the second side that I realised it was better to sew the flower down first and then do a second round of stitches to add the beads. I think it looks slightly better than the first, but it might be partly due to this flower also being slightly better. I don’t know if anyone will ever notice the beads as they are so tiny, but they make me happy.

Sophie number two is all done


Comment by Steph on 17/7/2005 @ 4:12 pm

Oh Jo, it is soo cute! I was afraid that once off to MIL there’d be no picture, and the anticipation was so high;-) The flowers turned out beautifully and the bag looks so sturdy. What a great job!

Comment by jo on 17/7/2005 @ 10:14 pm

The bag looks great jo - you’re a knitting powerhouse!! At this rate does this mean that Rogue will be whipped up in the car on the way back?? ; )

Comment by Jan on 17/7/2005 @ 10:44 pm

Very nice! Love the color combination and the flower is a perfect touch!

Comment by Adina on 18/7/2005 @ 1:02 am

That is gorgeous!!!

Comment by Carol on 18/7/2005 @ 7:18 am

Sophie has turned out fabulous…….How do you do the flowers???
And where did you get the clasp from?

Comment by Rayleen on 10/11/2005 @ 12:36 pm

Wow! This has got to be the best looking Sophie I’ve seen yet. I just love your idea of using the flowers to hide the clasp. I hope you don’t mind if I borrow it!

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