My biggest problem is that we were asked to take pictures of the contents of our bags to show how we intend to use them. The first bag that I made (of course I made more than 1) is so darn cute that I really don't intend on using it. I just want to place it on a shelf and admire it.
That was the response I got from everyone I showed it to. My sister has a shelf full of the bags I have made for her over the years that she admires on a regular basis and she assures me that there would be a space for this one if it needs a home. Of course I don't know what the 7 Hexies hop will be about and I may just need this bag for that.
When I gave serious thought to bag 2 I thought about contents before construction and I determined that I needed a bag to put my "socks in progress" in. I always have a sock on the needles for when I just need mindless busy hands.
I tried out the current skein of yarn and the started sock and as you can see it just wasn't going to work out as I envisioned it. Solution to the problem, enlarge the bag. I can't imagine life without the magnify button on the copy machine. 1st I found a larger closure. Then I took the original closure and blew it up on the copier till it matched in size the new one. It turned out to be 130%. I then took the pattern and blew it up to 130%. Perfect.
Above and beyond the fact that the second bag is bigger than the first, Bag 2 is slightly different from bag 1 because miss know-it-all didn't bother to open the instructions. I just played it by ear. I did intentionally not trim the outer pockets because I didn't have a fabric I liked with the fabric I choose for the bag. I did forget to sew the seams in the pockets.
Then, if you look at the picture of the inside you won't find pockets at all. Found the pieces for the inside pockets on the floor under the table much later. Not much of a mistake for my intended use. I will probably make a matching zip pouch if I find that I really need to have the pocket inside.
See the whole skein fits just fine, I think I could fit another in if I needed too.
Here is a picture of the girls, Tammy and her big sis.
I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the hop and that you will find the time to visit all of the participants of this great event. Thanks to Mdm Samm for her pattern and her never failing energy as the head cheerleader.
Here is a list of todays players. June 14th ( friday)
Selina (You are here)