One skein baguettes
Originally uploaded by knitomatic.
Here's Diva's original picture of the Hobo Bag. Chelle is graciously working on this for the store 'cause i just think it's so groovy.
The pattern says it's for experienced knitters. i don't think it's for super-duper experienced knitters, but it uses a few tricks to make the bag a professional quality you'd want to really use, so I'd say it's for the adventureous. It uses double knitting to line it! I was going to just do it in pink in Lana Gatto Aton but chelle says it's really difficult to work the double knitting in a single colour so we quickly added some orange (i know it sounds halucious, i think 'Chelle may need glasses to defray the glare from the colour, but i wanted to save the really good colours for the customers).
personally, i think the light & dark brown combo would make a stunning classic colour combo, but i also like the green with the lighter brown. http://www.needfulyarnsinc.com/yarns.php
Here is the shade card of Needful's Lana Gatto Aton, the pseudo suede i'm using for the stitch diva Hobo Bag. Why Aton? It's imported directly from Italy to Canada so it costs a lot less: $10.50 CAD versus $10 USD + shipping + duty for the Berroco equivalent.
this is what someone else did with the hobo purse pattern, as seen on Stitch Diva's website: http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=140
i'm still working on this one, mostly because it's just too easy to make and i don't have lots of brain dead time. please bug me to finish it! it's so lovely!
people are always asking me if i knit all the store samples. i wish i had the time, but sadly, no. i have a few happy elves with needles who help me out so you can see what patterns look like and how yarns knit up.
This is my spring/summer choice for the new HempMadame de la Lace is working this one up in sapphire (it's her fave colour to work with). I love the lace in the pattern but i also like the washability of the textile since it's for the warm weather. I once heard someone say that horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow. lets just say i'm inclined towards arid climates and i tend to glow all summer. ;-)