This isn’t officially my 6th project, I have done others but they aren’t quite finished (need to find some nice buttons for them!) so therefore this one is being posted about first.
I had seen this in one of my books and thought that it would be perfect. I had picked up some lovely Aran wool in Dusky Pink from a craft show a few weeks ago at Bluewater.
Anyway, I loved this one as it got me back into a bit of cable work but on a beginner level. This I made for my God daughters birthday as she needed to something to put her net book into!!
Unfortunately the colour doesn’t show up that well in the pictures as they were taken on my phone but it’s almost like a salmon pink.
It was worked in simple garter stitch with a small cable running up each side. This can be made smaller or bigger depending on what you want the bag to be used for. It would be easy to pop in some material to line it and make it stronger too.
I have since thought of ways to adapt this pattern to possibly try a laptop cover without the handles!
But this one was different, I used the biggest needles I have ever knitted with (20mm) and a pattern that read really easy but did take me a while to work out!!
Really can you believe the size of those needles? I had to put the pencil in the picture just so you could get the idea!!
It was like knitting with 2 branches from the tree in the garden!!
However, I persevered and this is what I ended up with. I’m really pleased with it too, and once I got in to the pattern it was a total breeze.
Now I’m really getting into this knitting malarkey and have another couple of projects to post. Now I’m wondering whether I should look to make and sell items. At the moment I am off work through long term illness so I need something non physical to do and I would love to earn an income( however small). I have been looking at the Etsy site and wondering would it be worth me selling on there? Looking at what can be sold on there I’m thinking:
Scarves, gloves, cup cosies, bottle covers, flower brooches, kids toys, hot water bottle covers, hats, small dog jumpers (yes they really sell), baby blankets etc.
What do you think? Would these sell?
If you sell on Etsy and advice would be gratefully received.