knitnana: I'd Appreciate Your Opinion...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'd Appreciate Your Opinion...

Many times folks offer ideas for bags and accessories I should offer, and most of the time I have a good reason for not, but more times than any of you know, I try the suggestions. Sometimes there are really good reasons I don't carry an item, or make an adjustment (like the reason there are no pockets on the outside of any of my bags - the risk of snagging and pulling/tearing the fabric is so great that I just can't justify doing it). Sometimes the amount of work required to do a given thing makes what I'd have to charge so prohibitive that I know better than to do it. There are a lot of reasons why you don't see some things in my "stable" of offerings...

And then again, sometimes I truly haven't had a chance to try to make the particular item. This is one of those items:
A large, lined drawstring bag (this style is 15" tall by 8.5 inches wide, and about 2.5 inches deep at the box-bottomed base).

I mentioned it was lined? *wink*

(Can I mention how much I love this fabric duo? Fortunately, this one is the prototype and so it's MINE!)

It's big enough that today, I brought two skeins of yarn, 10-inch Harmony needles, and a crochet hook to work. (I'm making Scrubby Dots again...in that gorgeous Paton's Organic Cotton plum/aqua/ivory combo)

So...my question is this? Has it been done to death, so you wouldn't be remotely interested? Or do you like what you see?

Retail would be $18. (Oh, and there's a smaller size...)

8 Comments:

Blogger Diana said...

It's GOOD! I like a drawstring bag and a nice one lined would be great. Does it have a pocket inside. A small (3"-4" wide) and deep pocket would be good for needles and such.
You're so creative!

5:52 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i love what i see. this is my favorite type of project bag and with the way you pick your fabrics, i'd definitely be buying from you. :)

6:59 PM  
Blogger teabird said...

Love it! I'd like it at least 12" high to accommodate a spindle and some fluffy stuff to spin.... Lined is nice. Really, really nice.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jadielady said...

Knitnana I love your bags and they are great quality, but my cat is too clever for buttons and snaps. I simply must have either zippers or drawstrings, otherwise she gets more fiber in her diet.
And have I mentioned I love cats and my favorite color combination is blue and brown? *coughmakemoreandi'llbuyoneipromisecough*

8:21 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I like the bag. Sorry but it looks easy for me to make. I have some fabric so I could do that. I like to have a lot of them as I've been looking for something to keep projects in that were all the same.
They would hang on a hook too. Thank you for the idea.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Very nice! I love that fabric combo, and the other commenters are right -- this is my favorite kind of project bag (using one for a spindle is a great idea, too!). :)

11:51 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Take it from drawstring to backpack-like and you might have me. I use nylon backpacklets all the time as project bags and wish they were more attractive.

But truth be told, you do such a wonderful job of construction is seems a pity to hide it in a non-structured bag.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I read Jessie's post and went, "Oooohh!" and immediately followed the link. What a cute bag! As usual, your work is phenomenal!

10:17 AM  

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