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Archive for April 29th, 2005

Molly’s FFFooties, Bags to Go! Class, Abbott Brothers

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Fast Florida Footies knit by Molly HWowie, when it starts it keeps going. Molly just sent me this photo of her Fast Florida Footies. I have never seen this colorway (#9490, she says) before. These were for Molly herself, but wouldn’t this color of yarn look cute in a tiny size? Might be great to make kiddie footies and a matching hat or something, I’d say.

Thanks so much, Molly, for sharing your photo with me. Looking good!

Hey guys, I’ve focused so much on the sock class Sunday that I didn’t mention that I’m teaching my Bags to Go! class at Little Red Schoolhouse on Saturday morning. I found out today that it *is* a go, so if you want to join us there is still time. See the entry from yesterday for contact information.

Bags to Go! by LynnHThe class includes several pouches, all made on double pointed needles, in the round. It’s fat yarn so it knits up really fast.

One bag is a flat pouch, and can be made wide for a palm device, translator, calculator, power pack for a lavalier microphone, you name it… or slim for sunglasses or cellphone.

The other bag is a tube of sorts with a tie at the top, intended for a water bottle holder. Wool is the perfect insulator for a water bottle… it feels dry even when the bottle sweats, and wool is a great insulator even when wet. The eyelash yarns are optional. It’s about using one good yarn (I use Lamb’s Pride Worsted weight single-ply, a thick worsted) for the whole bag, and then playing with color and texture by knitting a second strand along with the first here and there for interest. Great fun, easy to make it look fabulous.

Fast Florida Footies knit by Molly HThese can be knit quickly… several in a day, if you have a lot of gifts to make. There is no boredom and even if you lose track of where you are in the pattern, for almost all of the bag it won’t matter at all. Only the beginning and end are for counting stitches… and it’s great summer knitting without a large pile of wool on your lap.

I hope to see some of you there. If you can’t make it, thanks for letting me brag a bit. I sure like *my* bags… when I wear them, people ask where I got them. Must be I did something right.

Oh, and last but not least, our band Abbott Brothers is playing at Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine this Saturday. We will be there at 6:30-8:30pm, dinner hour. We would love to see some of you!