Yay! Now I can return to purely selfish knitting.
This is the hat I made for my dad in elann's Super Tweed (Cranberry Wine). It is the same Bernat freebie pattern that I used to knit Doug's hat last month.
I've made a second arm-pit bag using my contest pattern. This one is in fall colours and it's for my mom. The bag was fun to knit the second time around. All I had to do was follow the pattern this time. And this time, I spit-spliced all the ends. So much easier at the finishing stage.
Here it is all felted, blocked and drying:
Here it is pre-felting. I've taken several shots to show the hand-stitched detailing, and how the hardware goes on.
I knit the second bag exactly like the first one. You can find the FREE PATTERN (yippee!) at my December post "The Little Bag That Could."
The bag is knit in elann.com's Highland Wool (although any feltable worsted weight would do). I used the following colours:
Colour A: Oxblood (I got away with one ball exactly, but if you're worried, get two)
Colour B: Red Maple (one ball)
Colour C: Spiced Wine (half a ball)
Colour D: Allspice (half a ball)