Monday, May 15, 2006
Quite some time ago, I knit and felted the lunchbag from Knit One, Felt Two. The yarn was a lovely, bulky one from Cloverleaf Farms. I kept knitting until I ran out of yarn, so this bag is a bit shorter than in the book. This is OK, as I don't bring a large lunch to work anyway.
What was the hold up, you ask? Well, I needed to make a handle and figure out a neat way to close the top to keep my lunch cold. While at an antique show last month, there was a lady selling vintage buttons. I have a thing for buttons, so I started looking and found 4 buttons that might just work. The handle is cording made on a lucet from cotton yarn. The button loop is made from the same lucet cording, but I ran a length of elastic cord through it for a bit of stretch.
I used it for the first time today and found that it keeps my lunch colder than the insulated one that I had been using and it's way more attractive!