Monday, October 24, 2016

What's in My Project Bag - October

project bag by Raven Rose Retro
Welcome back to another new blog post series.  I hope to make this a monthly feature where I can share my current WIP's (works in progress) or my newly finished knitting and crocheting projects.  I'll also be using it as an excuse to show off some of the project bags that we are making for our etsy shop, Lacey Rose Creations. 

This month I'm using this Japanese Knot bag that I'm completely in love with.  I had been wanting to make this style bag for many months and have finally dove in.  The original pattern had some really weird pockets that I just wasn't a fan of.  With some tweaking, though, I'm really happy with the final result.  It now has a pocket on both the inside and out and is completely reversible.  The fabric with balls of yarn and knitting needles on the black background make for a perfect knitting project bag..... Even if I'm currently using it for crochet.

crochet snood by Raven Rose Retro
   Finally, finally, finally!!! The struggle has been real for the last year to come up with the perfect snood pattern.  One that fits just the way I want it to and is fun to make and easy to follow.  After trying a bunch of other patterns I've found online and not being completely happy with either the look or the process itself, I've finally come up with my own pattern that I'm in love with and I'm making them nonstop.  Now that I've got the pattern down, I've been enjoying playing with yarn selection.

 This particular yarn is from the company Katia Yarns.  I discovered this yarn company at a great yarn shop somewhere in Canada.  Unfortunately, it looks like this particular yarn "Kiss", has been discontinued.  Sad, because I'm really enjoying the texture, feel, and the subtle metallic sheen to the yarn.  The shine may be horrible to try to capture in photos but it really dresses up the look of the snood.  Giving it a more formal or dressy feel to it.  Looking at their website, linked above, I found a great selection of other "Fantasy" or fancy yarns that I'm really looking forward to trying for snoods.

Metallic Sheen snood by Raven Rose Retro
I had meant for this to be a WIP post and up a week ago.  Unfortunately, there was no post last week though because I had a trip back to Alaska planned for 2 doctor appointments.  That trip should have taken 3 days.  My first plane was cancelled though and I missed my first appointment.  This meant that I was kept in Alaska for an extra week, till I could get another appointment.  In the end, I missed posting last week and now have a finished project.

Snood by Raven Rose Retro
I'll be trying to make up a few of these snoods for our etsy shop soon.  If you are interested, and don't want to wait, you can always contact me through here or our shop.  I'd be happy to make them on commission.  That way, we can discuss colors, size (long hair or shorter), and any special requests.  I'm currently working on a gold shimmery one for a very special lady......

Thanks for stopping by and spending your time here with me.  What kind of yarns do you think would make great snoods?  Glittery or sequins?  A lot of specialty yarns will be hitting the shops come the holiday season, what should I keep my eyes open for?