Monday, 26 May 2014

Knitted Pink and Yellow Bag from the V&A - Update

"Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises."

Wise words of one of the doyennes of knitting, Elizabeth Zimmerman. I have been doing just that but rather slowly. There has been some progress with the small bag from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Knitting on such fine needles and with absolutely-no-bounce thin cotton thread is a slow process at any time. This little bag is, however, an enjoyable project and soothing as I had already worked out all of the potential problems with the larger, practice version.* I know it takes more time but I cannot recommend enough the making of a practice version for many of these projects.

A little more knitting, strings, beads and a silk lining, and the bag will be set to go.


Renee Anne said...

If there's a mini-version available for some projects, especially ones with odd construction, I'll make those first. Case-in-point: the Baby Surprise Jacket...although I have no desire to knit one of my own. I'll probably make the BSJ again, however :)

=Tamar said...

Years ago when I decided to do a bit of tiny knitting, I did a first version with a reduced stitch count by using fewer repetitions of the repeated design. It was invaluable practice.