flower powerMonday, February 19, 2007
The messenger bag is finally completed and am I ever happy. It was so much more work than I thought. The knitting part was done fairly quickly, however the rest of the details took a lot of time.
On the inside of the strap a ribbon was sewn to keep it from stretching. The belt sliders were impossible to find, so I dug an old bag out of storage and cut them off a strap. (pretty resourceful)
The inside lining is apparently optional, however I think that it is a must. Otherwise the bag is very saggy, and who likes a saggy bottom? I found a sturdy brown denim to match the ribbon.
I can't even begin to tell you how much Libby loves it! She filled it immediately and wore it around the house the entire weekend, continuously opening and closing the flap.
Off to school. The happiness that it brought to her makes it worth all of the work!
The skinny on the messenger bag:
Pattern: Greetings from Knit Cafe
I made a couple of modifications: They had a guitar motif, I charted out
a flower. I also made a couple of changes to the size of the bottom.
Yarn: Rowan Denim. I used stash and new. I liked the way it looks like my favorite
pair of jeans.
Needles: Size 5