A Little bag of tricks

If you are like most knitters I know you have a drawer full of odd bits of yarn.  You hate to throw them away, yet you are unsure what to make with them. I have the perfect quick knit for you.

I found a free pattern on Ravelry for a Magic Holding Bag (here).  There is nothing really magical about this pattern, just a few basic knitting techniques and a bit of yarn.  I loved the solid sides, it prevents little items from falling out.  The drawstring is a simple I-cord.

While the possibilities are endless, I plan to place a set of marbles in my bag and include it in my Operation Christmas Child Shoebox in the fall.

When I knit this pattern again (and I do plan to) I will make the base a little smaller. I think ribbon may be a little sturdier as a drawstring, but it will depend on what you plan to use this bag for.

Happy Knitting.



Wine Bottle Gift Sack

Now that Christmas is over, I can start sharing my holiday knitting.  For my aunt I made this wine bottle gift sack. This year I wanted to get her something a little different, so I found a nice bottle of wine from a local winery.  Then I made this wine sack to go with it.

It was a huge hit.  Everyone loved it, and one person (who will remain nameless) threatened to steal it, so I had to promise to make her one.

I began with a free pattern by Emily Stumpf found on Ravelry (here)  This pattern is knitted in the round and features cabled stripes to add a little bit of character.

Happy Knitting