Posted by mousewrites on August 13, 2004
Anybody else going? Kitten and I are.
In other news I’m almost done with the yellow Sophie bag I started long ago. I’ve also decided that since I’m no longer following the sophie pattern, and never did in the first place (I eyeballed the numbers) that I’m not going to call it a Sophie bag. It bears no resemblance to the original, and I don’t want people to look at the disaster my bag will probaly be and go “Ew, the Sophie bag sucks!”
The Sophie was the inspiration for my bag, but I’m going in a different direction.
What’s so different about mine? Well, aside from the fact that it’s the same size (roughly), everything. My bag won’t have the twisted I-cord handle. I’m going to knit up to the lip, then make a kind of sloping decrease into the handle on both sides. When that’s done, I’m thinking about adding a blue crochet edging around the handle and lip of the bag. I also might add a pocket or 50. I’ve always wanted to cut a hole in my knitting and pick up the stitches on the inside of the bag, making a pocket that doesn’t bulge outward. And the ‘lips’ of the pockets might just be lined in blue, as well. And maybe a pocket on the outside as well, for change and such.
Here’s the design pic I made.