This little bag just flew right along! I love it. It fits my wallet perfectly, and I don't have a fun, small purse. And now, here, the perfect sixed bag for going out (on those rare occassions that I do that sort of thing). So, some pictures and a rehashing of the process. First, a bag-in-action shot (yes, I'm in my pajamas. This is just the sort of bag that I would grab if I were in my PJs and needed to go out to the store for something. That is most likely the type of "going out" this bag will be used for.)
Now, pictures of each side. SS and I both like the side with more green in it better. (The second picture)
Pattern: Unbiased Bag from Knitty, Fall 04.
Yarn: 2 skeins of recycled sari silk from Nepal
Needles: 4mm aluminum needles
Notes, modifications: Instead of making each section 7.5 inches across as the pattern suggests, I did each only about 4" across, resulting in a small purse rather than a large tote. I much prefer this size, as the yarn is pretty soft and the fabric with the smaller needles is very pliable. Any larger and this bag would have absolutely no structure of its own. The yarn was a dream to work with, until the end of the first skein. I think the problem was two-fold. 1) The end was spun too tightly, resulting in a very stiff, scratchy fabric. 2) The color distribution was all wrong. So, I started using another skein and had to unwind the yarn a bit as I went, to ease up the tightness. I'm pretty satisfied with the results. The yarn is still really beautiful, and I will definitely be using my leftover skein for something else. Or maybe selling it to SS so she can make herself a beautiful bag!
Oh, and by the way, in real world news... I got a full tuition scholarship to the University that Mike wants to go to, in the town I want to move to. Best. News. Ever. Graduating law school with practically no debt? I'll take two.
Blogging will be slow for the next two weeks, as tomorrow we embark on the first of two whirlwind trips to look at law schools. This weekend: Oregon, next week: Vermont & Colorado.