sophie is starting to look bag shaped

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sophie is starting to look like a bag

I need to finish Sophie tonight so I can felt her tomorrow and be confident she will dry by Saturday night. I have only a few rows of the body left to go, then the strap. The tricky part will be devising some sort of cover up for the magnetic clasp I intend to apply. I am not sure whether to attach the clasp to the bag and then attach a crocheted (and felted) flower over the top to cover it up or whether to knit little squares to attach the clasps too and sew them on to the bag pre felting. I guess I don’t have long to decide.

Oh, and the Boye needlemaster needles are great. Not addi’s but still quite nice. They did come undone once early on but I seem to have figured out how tight to do them up now.


Comment by Michelle on 12/7/2005 @ 8:31 pm

oh jo!! you are such a fast knitter!!! haha. you never failed to amaze me. by the way, is Sophie easy to knit? as you know i’m a newbie, i just know how to knit garter stitch and stokinette stitch at the moment ^_^

Comment by Anita on 12/7/2005 @ 10:35 pm

Yes you are a fast knitter! I love the colors of your sophie–so bold!

Comment by Kelly on 12/7/2005 @ 10:49 pm

I love the bold colors! You know, I asked at my LYS about the magnetic clasps the other day and they recommended using a small square or rectangle (either to felt along with it as you said, or of regular fabric to sew in after felting).

Comment by Manda on 13/7/2005 @ 12:25 am

HelloKnitty has a tutorial about adding a magnetic snap and lining to a felted bag. Link’s in the right-side column.

Comment by Carol on 13/7/2005 @ 7:31 am

Sophie is looking brilliant. Am impatient to see her felted.
I am almost tempted to put aside my socks and make another Sophie. I just adore the transformation from knit to felted.

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