Welcome back to another WIP Wednesday! Wanna participate? Skip on over to Tami’s Blog to join the fun 😀
Ok, this week my WIP is another Chevron Bag because the first didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. Which I’m actually ok with, I’d much rather to it right and get what I want, so I don’t mind doing it again. And, I want the pattern to be perfect too 🙂
Because I used up about 4 different colors in the last bag and had to scour the stash for more wool, the color scheme on this version is totally different, which, again, I love.
I’ve already used up….one…two…five balls of wool with version and I’m not even done yet! It feels great to go into my little widget over there —> and lower the number of skeins in my stash 😀
Remember that Chevron bag with all the cool colors and the zig zags?
Yea, that one.
Well, I felted it and it turns out its not exactly what I wanted. The shaping wasn’t what I had in mind post-felting, the size wasn’t quite right (although that could be because whilst I was felting, I was also cooking an amazingly delicious dinner and may have possibly forgotten about the bag…maybe…).
Which means, I’m doing it again. Making it bigger, more stitches and bigger needles. But since I used up about four different colors knitting the first one, this one will have a completely different color scheme trying to use up even more of my stash! This is bittersweet, I loved the colors in the first one, but I do love being able to use up even more of my stash to make a better bag (especially now that I need another one since some inconsiderate thieves stole my last one – I am convinced that they just wanted the colorful, one-of-a-kind, hand knit purse and not its contents).
Anyways, now I have this bag that I’m not sure what to do with. When it washed, it turned itself inside out and the strap got wrapped around it which resulted in the strap not being evenly placed either. Do you have ideas of what I could do with it?