Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Funky Chicken Tote
Well, here is my first attempt at knitting a lined purse - I call it the "Funky Chicken Tote". It is made from using 2 strands of yarn held together (Lion Brand Fun Fur & GGH Berocco) to create the chicken feather effect.
It is lined using Lorna Miser's "Silver Linings" workshop techniques. I took her class thru my knitting guild last year and was so excited about the possiblities that I whipped up this tote bag - and it won 2nd prize at the California State Fair last year!! If you ever have a chance to take Lorna's workshop at one of the big knitting events (like Stitches and TKGA) you should go for it!
This tote has now been donated to the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to use in their upcomming silent auction. I really hope somebody likes it enough to bid on it - or at least donate some money to CCI and try and find a home for this unusual item.
Back to knitting on my felted bag - just wish the fingers would work faster - and I didn't have to go to work each day so that I could get more knitting done.
Soon - oh yes - very soon...