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November 28, 2017

From Susan — The Bold and The Beautiful

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 12:33 am

It’s big and it’s bold!  I wrote about my quest recently for the perfect yarn for my “even larger” Plaid Squared bag.  I found the yarn and started knitting the bag based on my diagrams.  I will put together my notes and send out the “recipe” as an addendum to the Plaid Squared pattern.  It will not be as detailed but it is based on the other bags so the directions are there.

The colors just aren’t right — the really dark color is actually a medium gray.  I will try to get better pics when it is done.  I ordered some leather handles and bought some lining fabric.  It turned out just like I pictured, so I am very pleased.

The miracle of felting!!

Now that that’s done, I can think about the next project.  I am starting a sweater with the slowest ribbing known to knitting kind.  I am barely able to slog through a row a day.

PS: the shawl in one shawl in a gold to gray gradient, called Reverse Psychology.  Sally and I both made it!

PS2 to Diane:  These are the handles I ordered – have not yet received them.  And these are the handles shown on the original red and black bag.


  1. “The colors just aren’t right” I took at first to mean you didn’t like the way it turned out. Took me a second reading to get that the photograph wasn’t turning out right. I snapped a pic of a gorgeous sunset last night in Chicago, all bright pink and soft navy. The phone pic brightened (lightened?) everything, even fiddling around with editing didn’t get it to how it looked in person. Your bag turned out great. I’m inspired to maybe try an aqua, navy and teal one.

    Comment by Janetcc — November 28, 2017 @ 9:58 am

  2. I’m sure you have told us before, but what is the pattern for the two shawls? They are just as nice as the new bag!

    Comment by skeindalous — November 28, 2017 @ 10:28 am

  3. Love the colors together. Normally not a fan of mustard and gold. Both bags beautifully done.

    Comment by Chloe — November 28, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

  4. I love the bag and was wondering where you buy your handles. Would you be willing to share your source?

    Comment by DianeD — December 1, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

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