Thursday, April 06, 2006

Mystery Object

I finished the knitting of the mystery object first thing this morning:

Do you know what it is yet? When it was two thirds done Kate-at-work suggested it could be a bikini top for a very large lady. Wrong! Other suggestions? Some sort of weird hat? Wrong! A very odd scarf? Wrong!

The application of a few origami-like folds (only fitting, since the yarn is Japanese) reveals:

What do you think? I wanted to make a feature of the seams and so have sewed (!) them on the wrong side to reveal the chain effect of the selvedge on the right side. I also gave the handle a half twist before sewing it, to give a mobius effect. I'm not quite sure about that but so secure is the seam that I don't think I could get it undone if I wanted to, so it's going to have to stay as it is. The handle could have been longer, too, if I'd had more yarn but I know it's going to stretch quite a bit anyway, so I'm not too fussed.

I used two balls of Noro Kureyon and size 3mm needles. I know, I know, those are pretty skinny (technical term) needles but a) I am the original loose woman and b) it's a bag and I wanted the fabric to be fairly firm. The pattern is in one of the Noro books and is available here (amongst other places, I'm sure.)

I love this pattern. I'm thinking about making other bags, in other yarn and what about a felted version? What about making it bigger? Or smaller? What about using a magnetic fastener? What about embellishing with a flower? (NOT crochet, never that!) Oh, yes, the possibilities are endless.


allisonmariecat said...

Oh, I MUST make one of those! It's adorable. Personally, I like the seams on the wrong side.

"The original loose woman"--heh heh.

Anonymous said...

It's lovely, Kate. I like the Moebius twist at the top, nice touch!

- MJ

Kendra said...

I love, love, love that! I am definitely going to make one!

Jennifer said...

Ahh Noro. Gotta love Noro. Very cool bag!

Larjmarj said...

Very cool! Someone was using their noggin' for this pattern. Marj