Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekend Makeup Bag

Weekend Makeup Bag, originally uploaded by bindakay.

This is part of the Bag Lady Series I'll be teaching this summer along with the Downtown Clutch. These two little bags are perfect summer projects, being that they are quick, light, and frothy. Nothing wool-laden for your lap, and you'll be using them before the week is out. And if you want to learn a quicky lining, the third class in the series will be covering that. I'll have a sewing machine at your disposal and you'll have new purse to use at the end of the day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ruched Clutch

Ruched Clutch, originally uploaded by bindakay.

I loved knitting this little bag! Knit from Ella Rae Merino lace with little cables forming the band, I used Addi Lace in a tiny #3. It was a good practice for cabling without the cable needles. The tonal terra cotta color makes it a bag to use all year. And the Bollywood burnished gold ombre printed silk I used for the lining turned out beautifully. This will be a class at Wild Purls this summer, so keep a look out for it, amongst a couple of other little bags to work on in the heat of the summer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Charlotte's Tuckernuck

CharlotteTuckernuck, originally uploaded by bindakay.

"Tuckernuck" - Such a funny name for a sweater for a beautiful little girl named Charlotte Elizabeth. But I'm sure it will be just perfect for the cool spring and autumn weather she'll be experiencing for the first time in her life.
Congratulations to Eric and Karen.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hat and Neck Scrunchy

MaddieBrioche, originally uploaded by bindakay.

This project was inspired by my daughter, Maddie - She learned to knit over the holidays, and knit a hat as her first project. Not to be saddled with the mundane, she moved on to another project that caught her eye, not realizing that neither she or her mother (her knitting teacher) knew how to make it. She was determined, and so in turn, I had to be. If she was interested, I wanted to make sure she stayed interested. I didn't want to lose this moment with her.

So she and I started knitting this brioche stitch project - a separate one for each of us. There were a lot of stumbling blocks and a lot of ripping out - for both of us. The Brioche stitch is challenging - starting with the "preparation row", and keeping your concentration focused throughout. Keeping this project two colors encouraged the right stitches on the right rows.

This is my cowl on her, and hers is just about finished.