I can’t say enough about the beauty of this month’s colour. The depth of shade and the subtlety of the colour really spoke to me. I wanted to create something sophisticated with the yarn, but also functional.
I love the sheen and sturdiness of Bulletproof sock, but unfortunately for me, the mohair content means that I can’t wear it next to my skin, so a shawl or scarf was out of the question.
I love taking books out of the library and I recently picked up one called “Sock Yarn, One-Skein Wonders.” I found it to be super helpful in giving me ideas outside of the regular socks, shawls, mittens and hats that I have been creating. One idea in particular really stuck with me and that was the idea of a bag. I played with a couple of ideas, but nothing really seemed to fit. Then, one night, I was sitting and chatting with my mom, when we came up with the idea of mixing leather with the knitting and this is what we did!
I held the yarn doubled and the colours meant that I could easily incorporate cables into the fabric. It created such a beautiful texture.
When I was finished the knitting, I turned the sewing over to my mom. While I’m pretty confident with my sewing skills, I was having trouble making the design that was in my head come out in fabric. On the other hand, my mom has taken some pattern drafting classes, so was able to take my very broad ideas and turn them into something amazing. Inside, she created a cotton lining out of fabric that had once been a dress my grandma wore when my mom was a little girl. I knew I wanted to use the bag for my spinning projects, so the drawstring at the top is perfect, nothing for my fibre to catch on!
I love the fact that it fits my spindle and a full 4 oz of fibre perfectly! (In case you’re wondering about the spinning project, this is Wintergreen, which was the club colour for January 2016.)
For me, the handles are a perfect length to toss over my shoulder and take my spinning project with me. I’m beyond excited with how this all turned out! I’m also so very grateful to my mom for helping it come together!
So what did you create with this month’s colour? We’d love to see your project over in the Ravelry group or share on Instagram with hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns or #sgyclub!