the bigger bag is finished 🙂 well, nearly. There is still the red bit missing, that will go onto the shoulder, but that I’ll do by hand. This is what it looks like now:
You can’t see the colours properly, but you see the way the bag is made 🙂 In the picture of the back of the bag you see the green nicely and the red in the detail of the flap and piping.
It is the first time that I used piping and directly made it all myself – and it came out very nicely, I think 🙂
Once there were two little fishes, living at the bottom of the sea, between the seaweeds and under the waves…
My Co-volunteer in the school I’m working in started making bracelets with the children and I also did one:
I like it always, to have some story or meaning in the stuff I make 🙂 Even if it is only two little fishes…
This is how I did the starting and ending:
The jacket for my cousin is finished, so here comes the next project: Making two bags, a bigger shopping bag and a small one just for the purse, phone, keys etc. 🙂
I bought some nice fabrics and a border and this is my plan for the two bags:
Sorry, its a little dark and the labels are in german, but with the flash you couldn’t see anything.
The bigger bag is to be big enough for an A4 size paper or book to fit in. The smaller one is to be about 10 by 15 cm big (or small…).
This are the fabrics I bought and the idea on how to use them on the bags:
The red and yellow one are a cotton-silk mix, the green one is raw silk. The yellow is actually a very greenish one and the dreen is also more green and not as yellowish as it apears in the picture… But it’s always hard to get the colours right on a foto.
Sorry, I published this by mistake on my other Blog, which made it an even longer time till I wrote something here again…
India is a good Country for knitting while traveling if you ignore the dirt – you are sure to have loooong bus or train travels, where you find many undisturbed hours in a row to knit 🙂 On one bus drive I knitted throughout the night (the whole night!) and finished one of the two front pieces in one go; I was sitting in a government bus from munnar to mysore, which took the whole afternoon and night 😉
The three weeks afterwards on the other hand I didn’t find too much time for knitting; but now the sweater is nearly finished 🙂
I also found some hours to spare for the burgundian dress: I finished the collar as far as I could without attaching it to the as yet nonexistent dress. I really enjoy the sewing – I didn’t expect that… Also, I didn’t expect, that it would be so easy to such small and regular stitches; on the sewing machine I use a bigger pacing… 😉