Monday, April 06, 2009

A bag and a sweater

Today I finally took pictures of the sweater I made for Large Marge's Yarn Shop and of the bag I made for my cousin.

The bag is Sandra Betzina's Vogue 7862. This sews up pretty quickly; I did not add a lining because this pleather fabric has a black knit backing that looks nice.

The pattern for the sweater is Sailor's Rib V-neck Pullover from Vermont Fiber Designs. The pattern is a tunic with no shaping which doesn't work with my pear shape figure so I added shaping to accommodate larger hips and slimming down (by decreasing stitches) up to the waistline. I also added extra rows for my long back waist length. I'll get to wear the sweater after a few months :-)

All pictures were taken at Large Marge's Yarn Shop. If you live in the Baltimore area drop by, they have very friendly staff and a wonderful selection of yarns and patterns.


My next project is a baby quilt for my future nephew. I have all the fabrics ready to start cutting. I chose Rowan's Baby Block Quilt from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Road. I'm going to change one of the blocks but pretty much follow their design.

As you can see my colorway is very different but I think it will work. I will probably add a few more fabrics, after all this is supposed to be a scrappy quilt.


  1. I really like that bag! I want a nice looking cross body bag for traveling (too inconvenient to have a shoulder bag) and that might fit the bill. Thanks for pointing it out! Love the color of the sweater, too.

  2. Beautiful bag and sweaters! I saw those when I was at Large's - they are wonderful!


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