Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Dublin Bag, Snow Drift Cardigan, Hats, Scarfs & Socks

My Needlework Mojo Is Back
Thanks to tanysewsandknits sheilazcrochetz, themahoganystylist and all the other knitters whose blogs I visited. The items you knitted or crocheted inspired my crochet/ knitting mojo to re-emerge. Over the holidays Tany posted her beautiful version of the Dublin Bag and the snow drift cardigan; Cenetta posted photos of hats and scarf and Sheila posted photos of warm & toasty looking socks and a nice & cozy blanket.
During the holiday madness I bought acrylic yarn, found my knitting needles and this was the result. Here is my bag. The pattern for this bag can found at

Tawny posted the address of a blogger who posted instruction on a knock off version the Dublin Bag. Unfortunately, it is in Portuguese and I don't understand the instructions. Does anyone know of a site where the instructions are posted in English or Spanish?

Here is the inside of the bag. I used cotton, and the wrong side of the fabric, because the right side was dark purple and I wanted a contrast. The fabric was from my collection. I also found a website that had instruction about how to insert a lining in a crochet bag.

This is not even close to the Dublin bag, however I am happy with the results and I am planning to make a few more bags using other type of yarns.
Of course I will purchase more yarns after March 30.


Omega said...

I love your bag! Very cute!

Summerset said...

Nice job - I love how you made it your own with fabric and color choices.

Lisa H. said...

Pretty,purple,purse.I like your style.

Cennetta said...

Cute bag, Girl! Now you're starting something. What stitch did you use?

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments. Ms Cenetta I used the knit stitch and two strand of yarn instead of 1.
Ms Lisa- I bought a pair of metallic purple and silver shoes in November and I made the bag to work with the shoes.
Ms Summerset- I am trying to stick to my 2009 goal to use fabrics from my collection.

Faye Lewis said...

Love your bags! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, the fleece jacket is really toasty and the hood came in real handy on those windy days last weel.

Unknown said...

beautiful work!

my roommate bought a panda bag!
She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.

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