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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

#597 - Prototype 2 and Windfall!!

Here is my second effort at a knitting bag and I'm much happier. I've increased the height to about 15" which is approximately 3" more than the original. I revamped the pockets on the outside so that I can carry either a book or magazine on the outside. The pocket where you see the knitting needles in the picture will hold a separate needle roll which I'm in the process of creating now. I really think this bag will work, but it's not something I will be producing a bunch of!! Just look at what I got today - a huge roll of something that is exactly like tyvek, but another brand name. The roll is 36" long and is black rather than the usual white that tyvek comes in. It shrinks/melts wonderfully so I'm a very happy camper. There's fun, fun, fun to be had with this! Thanks Calvin!!!


7 comments:

paulahewitt said...

does the black tyvek set off the smoke alarms, or have you leanrt your lesson? grin

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great windfall! No reason not to get going with that iron and make some "pretty" meltings :-)

arlee said...

OOOOO very kewl---let's see how it hides smoke and burns :}

Doreen G said...

Oh bugger does that mean that I won't be getting one of those knitting bags for my birthday.
When you start with the heat gun on that Tyvek you had better let the local Fire Brigade know first.

dogonart said...

That's right doreen g. she gets it right and them thumbs her nose at the rest of us!! Mind you I must say the bag looks very smart and I'm curious to know just what is it you do MA that you get all these stunning gifts in the mail?

kathy said...

hi maryanne, love the look at your homemade bag looks good. now what are you going to do with that tyvek that calvin gave you?ummmm!!!call the fire company first.

Jane said...

It's funny how we like (and know) what makes the perfect bag or tote. Looks like you customized it to fit yourself well. Wow wee, a whole roll of "tyvek", I'm sure your in heaven.. can't wait to see all that you do with this find!!!