Saturday, December 8, 2007

if at first you don't succeed...

August 07: began "Zeeby's Bag" at my sister's request for a Christmas gift.


October: needed to order more yarn than pattern called for. Why, I don't know. I didn't make this bag any larger than the one in the book. Anyway, waiting for the yarn to arrive pushed this project back a bit, because of course I had to start something new...

November: Finished the straps and the bag languished, unseamed, as do all of my projects that require finishing.


December: December? How did time pass so quickly?! Bag seamed and straps attached. But wait! Kerstin wanted an anchor.


Uh, that is NOT an anchor. Nope. To prove it, I asked flickr and ravelry friends to check it out and tell me what they thought it was. And they thought exactly what I thought: a stick figure falling on it's ass.

Let's try, try again...


Much better, right?? The bag is lined with the pin-up girl fabric, since I was fully aware that such a bag would stretch and stretch and stretch when used. "Felt me!" is what I really kept hearing while seaming this up. Hopefully Kerstin likes it. My fingers are crossed.

5 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

it is perfect!
your sister is going to love it....so much thought into every detail. the anchor looks perfect......and i did think it was cute as a stick figure too! :)
xo

Kate said...

Lucky sister to get such a great gift! I hadn't seen the lining fabric before...I love it!

Sarah said...

But it's so cute!

And, yes it did look like a stick figure.

: )

Felicia said...

Love that beautiful bag :)

Chelsea said...

This is such a great idea. I love how the nautical theme just goes with the lining so well. Fabulous! You're sister is very lucky to have such a thoughtful gift. :)