I happened to be drivingby G-Street Fabrics with my daughter this week, and we stopped in for a look around. We each walked out with a grab bag of stuff. She got ribbon remnants, and I picked up a miscellaneous couple of pounds of fasteners. I can’t figure out how several of them work, and some seem to have only one side of a pair, so there may be some off-label use in the future, or I may end up throwing some out. It was a nice thought, anyway.
There was one pair of fasteners in the grab bag which almost matched. I used them with the Nightvale bag, crocheted around them, and attached handles.
The bag itself got a bit weird. I used a lovely chart by Becky JC, but got lazy with the stitch counts and ended up inadvertently decreasing. It’s a nice effect, but not terribly practical.
I don’t often repeat patterns, but I did use a Zimmerman hat ‘recipe’ twice. One for making a reversible hat.
I charted out the letters, and used some color patterns from 150 Scandinavian Motifs to complete the hat.
The same pattern book helped me make the other reversible hat – one with penguins and cats and traditional holly designs for my husbands (January) birthday. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some good pictures of that one to upload as well.
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