*This post was supposed to be for tomorrow. But I'm so proud of this newest project, I couldn't wait any longer to brag. The stress of this post resting comfortably in the drafts was making me eat uncontrollably, and we all know I don't actually have any food in the house. So here you go :)
The other day, I posted a picture of my newest obsession. This picture was the tail-end of a project I have been working on for a little over a week.
I can't believe the whole thing only took a week and a half to complete!! But I was so excited to see the final product that I could barely put it down! Initially, I grabbed the knitting needles and some yarn and just started knitting. I had no idea what it would be but as I knitted, I decided I might have enough yarn to make a bag. Turns out I had exactly enough!! I finished the straps of the bag with no yarn to spare.
And, being a complete over-achiever, I decided to up the difficulty and do the trifecta all in one project: Knitting, Crocheting, and Sewing! I knitted the bag with the Rice Stitch (I found it and learned it through this Youtube link! I did the stockinette stitch for the sides and I crocheted the straps. Then I lined it with an adorable matching fabric I found on sale at Jo-Anne's.
I even had some help from the kids...
Just like that kids. Thanks.
This is the final product!!!!! I'm so darn proud of it that I have been wearing it over my shoulder just to hold it all morning. Finishing this project was 2nd only to giving birth. I'm that proud.
The total cost was $3.00 + tax for the fabric lining! Well...and a new needle for the sewing machine when I broke mine rushing through the project...
NOW what do I make?!?! I had a bit of beginners luck with this bag since I had no idea what could go wrong or how much work it would be. I also didn't follow a pattern or have any idea how the whole thing was put together. Now, I'm nervous to start something without a pattern. I don't want it to feel like it has to measure up to the cuteness of this bag!!!! I have issues.
But seriously - any suggestions for what to do next????