I began this bag thinking that I would make it a little sheep . . . I even made the little legs. They were cute, those little legs still on the double-pointed needles. But then a cold chill stole into my heart and as much as you and I love sheep, well, I had to wonder if I really wanted to carry a little sheep around. Such a sheep seemed to want to stay in the knitting bag with her kindred fibers. However, a little bag with a decidedly wooly quality wanted to go out and see the world.
The first place I took her was to California. Our first outing was to San Marino where we began with lunch at Julienne's, a cafe with great open-air patios, high ceilings, slowly-turning fans, food both lovely and delicious.
From there, we went to the Huntington: the gardens there are beatiful rooms, my favorite full of cacti and sucullents. The mansion could keep you wandering around in it for a days on end. And then there is the library collection. Like most gardens, it is a place that beckons you to stroll, to wander and explore, and then to return.
And this was only the beginning of our adventures . . .
Let yours begin: the perfect bag for your make-up essentials, or for your favorite knitting accessories, lovely for a luncheon or dinner party.
Note: Finished Dimensions are approximate and will vary with yarn choice and felting time: 6.5" (16.5cm) wide at frame hinge x 18" (45cm) circumference x 7" (17.5cm) tall from bottom to frame
Intrepid Skill Builder: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, knitting in the round on circular needles, executing the Loopy Stitch Pattern, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.
20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch
Worsted weight feltable yarn: 150 yds (137m)
2 size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles and/or size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles (set)
1 Stitch marker
Tapestry needle and sharp sewing needle
Clear drying but not fast drying glue. I recommend either Fabric Glue or Locktite Super Glue Extra Time Control.
1 Noni Lunch at Julienne’s Kit includes:
1 pdf of the pattern,
1 6.5" (16.25cm) Half Moon gunmetal purse frame
1 12" (30cm) gunmetal chain