This contest asks us to share handmade items that we enjoy using. First, this bag is one I knit without much planning, just to see what the yarns would do. It turned out sturdy and practical, and I enjoy using it as my purse every day. It was knit with one strand of Patons SWS and one strand of Lamb's Pride Worsted held together, and then felted.
This tablecloth was crocheted by my grandmother many, many years ago. I wish I knew how many; I'll have to ask my mom and see if she knows. It is made with very fine crochet cotton and has a beautiful feel and drape. It measures 55 x 86 inches, and is made up of 330 medallions. Can you imagine making all those out of that fine thread? I don't use it too often, but it is such a joy when I do! I also have a good sized runner (I believe they called them "dresser scarves" back then!) out of the same pattern.
Here's a close-up of the stitch detail.
Finally, I am supposed to show something I've seen on someone else's blog that I would like to make. Well, I have kind of a "thing" for making bags, and this is one from ITE IV that I found myself drooling over. I just think the yarn is so pretty--gorgeous colors. I've done a lot of felting, so something like this would be fun and different for me to try. Cass made it, and she has lots of fun stuff on her blog, so pop on over and check it out. Scroll down to June 16 to see more about the bag.
(I hope it's okay to use your picture, Cass!?!)