Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I was suffering pangs of buyers regret when I considered the cost of the fancy yarn for the first Christmas bag, but instead of beating myself up over it, I've decided to knit up every yard of that gorgeous yarn in a series of smaller bags. After all, with every additional bag the unit cost comes down to something more reasonable, right?
I'm working in three sizes: the original large size on 96 sts, a medium size on 64 sts and a small size on 48 sts. The large size is perfect for books or DVDs. The small size fits a gift card plus some small chocolates or candy-canes. And the medium size? Well, something in between. Maybe a pair of hand made socks or some lush soap with a washcloth? I've got lots of ideas!
Did you notice the pompom? My thinking is to make iCord drawstrings for the bags and finish the ends with pompoms. I'll give that a try today and see how that compares to grosgrain ribbon.
Had enough of Christmas in August? Want to see fabulous works-in-progress that aren't annoyingly festive? Check out Tami's Amis here.