Saturday, 4 May 2013

Klaar! 'n Strepesak

Klaar! Strepesak vir daardie mobiele projekte:

Done! 'n Stripey bag for those mobile projects:

A stripey bag for stash and projects

My een wolwinkel hou sakke uitskotwol aan, growwe, harde  100%wol (moontlik tapytwol?), maar in mooie kleure.  Ek was gelukkig om 'n sakkie met verskillende kleure te kry, vir die lawwe prys van iets soos R25 vir 500g. (Ja! Kan jy glo???)

My one LYS keeps bags of loose ends, coarse 100% wool (possibly carpet), in nice muted colours. I was lucky to get a mixed bag for the silly price of about ...R25 for 500g.
(Yes! Would you believe it??) 

Dit het saamgegaan op die Desembervakansie, vir al daai ure in die lug en op treine.

It went along on the December holiday, for all those hours in the air and on trains.

Hooking away on the DB Munich - Seefeld

Ek het nie 'n spesifieke patroon gebruik nie - net begin met 'n basiese reghoek, vermeerder tot dit groot genoeg gelyk het, toe nog steeds bietjie vermeerder in die hoeke (dit was 'n fout, maar ek was nie lus vir 'n uittrek en oorbegin), en daarna reguit rye tot dit min of meer diep genoeg was.

I didn't use a specific pattern - just started with a basic rectangle, increased until looked about right, increased a bit more in the corners as I went along (that was a mistake, but I wasn't going to froggg and start again), and then just straight rows until it was more or less deep enough.

Hooking in the snow -  a new experience!

The wool was really coarse, hard on the wrists.

The more turbulence, the faster I hooked...

Die handvatsels wou ek nie hekel nie en ek het my OP gesoek na iets wat sou werk.  Dis nou weer 'n idee wat jy in die kop het, maar eers sal herken as jy dit voor jou sien.
Plan A was plastiekpypies oorgetrek met kunsleer.  As dit sou werk sou Plan A.1 regte leer wees.
Nie gewerk nie, pypies was te dik, en toe is ek te lui om dunneres te soek...

Crocheted handles wasn't going to work for me. I searched and searched for that idea in my head that I would only recognise when coming face to face with it...
Plan A was plastic pipe covered with fake leather and if that worked, Plan A.1 would be real leather.
It didn't, and I was in no mood to go back for thinner pipes..

Plan B was houtkrale by die mark, as 'n tydelike opsie.

Plan B was wooden beads from the market, as a temporary option.

Plan B lasted for a day.  Plan B.1 involved new beads strung on twine, not thread.

Intussen het ek die turkoois lussies breër gemaak en ook bietjie wyer uitmekaar.

I have since also widened the turquoise loop and placed it further apart.

Die voering kom 'n uitverkoping verlede jaar en pas toevallig toe by hierdie wol.

The lining came on sale last year and matched the wool perfectly.

I wanted red stitching, but just could'nt be happy with the way the blanket stitch turned out,
so kept it simple then 

Yeay! Nog 'n houer vir 'n mobiele projek -- kar toe, swem toe, kung fu toe, kuier toe :-)

Yeay! Another container for a mobile project - car, school, kung fu, out and abouts :-)

 Dit sal my altyd herinner aan 'n uitverkopingkoop met 'n goeie vriendin, kuier by die wolwinkel met 'n liewe tante, die vakansie van 'n leeftyd in die sneeu, glühwein by die aandmark, Seefeld-in-Tirol se bergspitse.

It will always remind me of a trip toe the sales with a dear friend, a visit to my LYS with my beloved aunt, a holiday of a lifetime in the snow, glühwein at the evening market, the the incredible mountains at Seefeld-in-Tirol.


isabella said...

I love it!!

Alessandra said...

....and what is the new wip inside the new (nice!) bag???? :oD
xxxxx Ale

Bren said...

Absolutely lovely!

Stel said...

The 'new' WIP has been completed and delivered!
I'm a bit behind on the posting of the FO's - but there's a new WIP in there already :-)

madebymali said...

Great :)

Pearlin J said...

Such a pretty bag n I love the handles.the lining is cute too. I once got some wool for a song n also made a bag n then felted it :)

Stel said...

It's not that clear on the photo, but I also send the bag through a hot wash cycle with a denim - not to felt, but just to relax the very coarse wool and soften it a bit.

Pami Style said...

awesome bag!!!
greetings from hamburg, germany

Haafner said...

Love your bag! Well done!

vintage grey said...

So pretty, and love the sweet fabric inside!! Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

Sangeetha said...

What a lovely useful bag. Loved the handles and the lining too. I have not yet tried lining my bags and it is on my to-do list.

Stel said...

Thanks, Sangeeth. This is my second try at lining. I firstly do it to reinforce the bag a little bit, and I like the surprise of opening the bag to a matching-but-slightly-non-matching lining, hence the red flowers and stitching.

Elisabeth Andree said...

Your bag is fab, love it!
Like to see your list of WIPS;)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh! I LOVE this bag :) I was just looking at something similar earlier too, but crocheted from straw :D

Stel said...

Eeeek, that would be a scary post, but I'm thinking about it!

Annette - MyRoseValley said...

Hello Stel
YOu are so funny!!! Ha ha ha... Maybe I will try and translate some of the article later when I receive the magazine in the mail. Swedish is very close to Africaan (is that how you spell it???) and my South African friend Carien always understands parts of my conversations with my daughter when over at her house. :D Thanks for popping in and always cheering me on. BTW this crochet bag is lovely. I adore the fabric... is it a Lecien fabric? That greyish blue you use so much is one of my favorite blues.
Happy weekend dear
My Rose Valley

Laura said...

What a great bag! The fabric you used for the lining is adorable.