Friday, 12 February 2010

Loopy Bag and Noro Hat

I have finally finished my Loopy Bag! I had finished knitting it over a month ago, then had to find buttons, and then do the dreaded sewing up! But all is done - one finished bag ready for it's maiden voyage! I may use it this afternoon, perhaps, it needs a test run! The pattern is a freebie from Let's Knit Magazine a month or two ago. It's done in Sirdar Big Softie, using just under two balls if memory serves me correctly! It is the first time I have done a loopy stitch. It is a stitch much easier to do rather than read. When I read how to do the stitch, I thought 'Naaaaaah, that sounds too complicated!' I perservered and got it right second time round. So I was pleased, new stitch under my belt and a new bag to boot!

In the back end of last year, I went on a trip to Fibre & Clay in Knutsford. Whilst there, I fell for this hat they had on display. So I duly bought two balls of Noro Kureyon, went home and found the pattern free online - look on Ravelry for 'Noro Hat, or got to It's a lovely hat to knit!
I've re-named it the Noro Caterpillar hat. It is being modelled by The Butler, an all year round reminder in our back room, that the spirit of Halloween can last all year!


paula said...


Will he be Lil' Spuds' Uncle?

CarpeDyem said...

Hey! He could be Uncle Butler! We got him for Halloween and decided to keep him in the Back Room all year round. Plus he makes a really good Hat Model!!