sewing

Yoga Bag

I have just started to take Yoga classes and have been thinking about the best way to carry my mat to class with me. So far I have it narrowed down to two options, knit or sewn. The first picture is a free downloadable pattern from Amy Butler called the Nigella Yoga Bag. It looks promising and I can tailor it to include a cellphone pocket, and maybe a pocket for bottled water.

The other option is a felted yoga bag from the book Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. I saw a picture of this made out of malabrigo and it was inspiring. Here is a different picture to give you an idea.

Courtesy of Upandatom from Ravelry

I’m really looking forward to making one of these after school ends. I will be graduating with my Bachelors in Business at the end of May. That will give me some time to find my yarn or fabric.
I would love to hear from you on what you would do or have done with a yoga bag!

sewing

Portland Yarn Crawl 2011

Yesterday I participated in the 2011 Portland Yarn Crawl. It was a blast! There were a total of 20 shops that were on the shops list, and I hit about 7 of them. Below are some pictures of me and my crew chilling in front of the stores. Each picture will direct you to the shops website. Enjoy!

The Naked Sheep Knit Shop
Close Knit
Twisted
Gossamer
Yarn Garden
Happy Knits
Make One
Knitting

Owl Barette

I made the cute little Owl Barette on Ysolda’s blog out of my leftover Snapdragon Tam yarn. It’s a goldy-orange color in Malabrigo Worsted, colorway Sunset. My barette turned out really cute. I had to scavenge for the buttons to sew on for his eyes, but luckily there was a button up shirt in my closet that doesn’t fit anymore, so I cut a few buttons off. ^_^ Hooray for recycling!

I’m working on a felt cupcake as well. I will post pictures as soon as I find a base. I’m also thinking of writing up a pattern. More to come!