Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Instant gratification!

All of a sudden I realized that all the projects I have on needles and hooks are long-running ones and I needed instant gratification! Thankfully, a pattern and the yarn fell into place and that is how this ditty bag came into being! Its the cutest thing I have made till date and it took me only 2-3 hrs to make it! It makes a wonderful gift for lil girls..

The yarn was gifted by Swapna. Its my first time working with cotton yarn and I must say its not great to work with it, though I like the fabric it makes. Cotton yarn is ideal for making bags and sad that we don't have proper access to cotton yarn here in India.

Here are the stats:

Pattern: Dot's little ditty bag!
Yarn: Lily Sugar n Cream Christmas sparkle
Started & Finished on: May 18th,2009

Will definitely make more of these.

Currently, I have a Clapotis, Luna Moth Shawl and a Seraphina shawl in various stages of completion in progress. I don't see myself finishing any of these in the near future and hence the need for the instant gratification!

On another note, the Scarf I made for my SAARC SWAP partner reached her safely and here are a few pics of it:

Here are the stats:

Pattern: Zig-zag lace scarf by Tamara
Yarn: J.Sagar Wash n wear Blended wool in purple color
Started: Dec 17th,2008
Finished: April 4th,2009

The project was hibernating for a few months in between and when this swap came along, it felt right to make it for Rima , my swap partner! She liked the scarf and I am glad she does. This is my first ever lace FO and its a special one to me!

And, the swallow-tail shawl I made traveled with me to Ooty so that I can get a few pics of it on me in nice locale! So, here are a few pics of me modeling it! :-)

The snap was taken in front of the cottage we stayed in Ooty! It was a lovely vacation and Alvin enjoyed the most!


  1. The Swallowtail shawl looks lovely on you! Looks like you had a great vacation in Ooty. Cute bag too:)

  2. love the bag and the shawl looks so good on you.

  3. Love the swallowtail shawl. Been planning to make it for sometime now. I'm inspired by you now. Love the bag too...very cute!

  4. @Preeti: Thanks! we sure had a lovely vacation there!

    @M: Thanks a lot! :-)

    @Amrita: Swallowtail is a lovely pattern and you should make it! you will be floored by it!


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