okay, so i had the knitting done weeks ago, but i had to return the original handles and exchange for a more sedate pair. plus sew the lining and embellishments.
these things take time.
and i'm really not that interested in needle and thread sewing when i am doing it for hours everyday at work. and to be entirely frank, i don't like hand sewing very much.
inspired by the Chinese Charm Bag published in Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch.
knit in the round on size 9 circular needles in Patons Soy Wool Stripes (70% wool, 30% soy) in shade number 70310 "Natural Plum".
the buttons are made from shell sealed in a colored shellac. i saw them when i went out to buy the lining, and i loved how they blend into the colours of the bag (which is far more accurate in person). i sewed them on in the random patterns because it just felt right.
the lining is also in the vein of stripes vs. circles. it is all shades of rich purples--diagonal lines of circles with little tiny stripes in each circle. it is pretty, but it doesn't photograph well.
i'm very tired tonight, which makes me not really up to writing a lot more--or very well. i'll have more of an update later in the week. maybe some progress on the 2nd sock. i'm wearing the first sock right now. it is very toasty!