|Hand spun yarn. Crocheted bottom. |
Knitted in the round sides and handles.
I finished my purse/bag! I spun all the yarn for it using a drop spindle - have I mentioned recently how much I enjoy spinning with the drop spindle?
The bottom (grey) is crocheted in the round. I then picked up the stitches and knit in the round. For the handles I bound of an even number of stitches on each side and then cast on twice as many when I came back around to that section. I continued in the round for a few more rows to make the handles a bit heavier. I then fulled the whole thing. It didn't shrink as much as I thought it would, but it's a good size. Despite it not shrinking, it did "thicken" up or get more dense, which is really what I was going for.
The roving I used to spin the yarn was Kraemer's Mauch Chunky Roving. As a beginner, I really like their roving.
So now it's on to my next project... what about you, what are you working on now?