Monday, October 24, 2011

One thing leads to another

Sometimes I wonder how I end up doing something, so I traced this particular episode backwards...

I was doing some sewing, and came across this fabric piece. Not a big piece - it's about 20" x 20", and I actually have about 5-6 pieces of knitting related fabric. (I think my Mom bought me these a while back).
So I wanted to do something with it. I was going to make some more drawstring bags (I have a bunch of them for small projects), but thought, a small bag is good for socks, but for something bigger, I want more structure. Then I remembered I had this pattern for an origami lotus bag.

And I liked it. It was simple, but different, and it would use the fabric pieces I had. It would hold more than a sock project. So then I needed a project to put in it.
I had found this scarf pattern, and really loved the simplicity, yet laciness of it. And then I remembered the lovely pink cashmere that Carol had sent me. And I just knew it would work.

And you know what? It works better than I imagined it would. You know when you hit upon that perfect mesh of pattern and wool? Well, this is it.  Really. The tonal quality of the wool works perfect with the linear laciness of the pattern (December scarf - a free Ravelry download). The squooshyness of the wool is perfectly enhanced by the yarn overs and k2togethers of the pattern. The patterns uses about 200 yards, and this ball has about 250 yards, so I'll get a few extra repeats in to add to the length.
As much as I want to keep this for myself, I think it is for my best friend, and godmother of my son. We've been friends since we were babies - our parents were friends, and we've been like sisters since then. There's no one who deserves it more.
Oh, and really? This is one of the fastest knits ever! The above was about an hour - it's just speedy! Or maybe I can't put it down because I love the feel of it so much...

But that's pretty much  how I came to be knitting a lace scarf, on top of all the other projects I have on the go...

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

That bag is awesome! I'm also liking the scarf pattern, I may need to bookmark it.

Wannietta said...

Ditto on the Origami Lotus bag! Lovely story ... <3

Needles said...

Completely bowled over by both! Gotta go mark the pattern now. And go looking for a pattern for Origami lotus bags.

CatBookMom said...

Really cute bag and yet another pattern in my NeverEnding Ravelry Queue. Looks like a terrific gift for the Sister by Love.