Sunday, July 18, 2010

Raspberry Truffle at Market

I've got a new FO (finished object) to share with you, readers! :)  After a couple weeks of knitting and fixing and knitting and fixing, Raspberry Truffle at Market is finished!  (Pattern: Let's Go Shopping - Market Bag).  I chose to use the alternatives given in the pattern.  On the base, I chose to knit the YOs through the front of the loop to get the spiral & holes.  Instead of K2TOG through the front loops, I K2TOG through the back loops.  As I've said before, this project was knit with some handpainted yarn my sister and I dyed a few weeks ago.  We dyed two skeins of yarn but I only used one...what a great bonus!  Now that I've seen how this yarn knits up, I'm anxious to find another project that will employ this yarn!

But you're not here to listen to me prattle on about that, I figure you'd rather see some pictures...and I've got pictures! :)  Yes, I know that I probably take too many when I photograph my projects, but sometimes the final result begs me to keep going! I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about.
Since this bag was made with handpainted yarn, and since there was some really neat flashing and pooling of colors (this is when certain colors in the yarn all end up in the same spot, creating large "pools" of the same color), I figured it deserved every side to be shot. :)
In these pictures, I just have some white skeins of Cascade 220 weighing the bag down - I wanted to see how the mesh would stretch out.  It's not as heavy as produce or groceries (which is how I think my sister will use the bag) but it gets the point across.
I was a bit worried the handles would be too short.  She wanted 2 handles instead of one longer shoulder strap.  But the handles stretch nicely and the bag opens easily enough to accommodate most any sized object, within reason.
The bottom of the bag has a spiral to it.  A little hard to see in this picture, but it's there.  I still love the stockinette stitch that creates the very center of the base.  The color changes create great stripes. :)
So there you have it.  All finished and ready to go to market! :)


  1. Love it! The colors are just beautiful and I love how the pattern helps the colors to spiral.

  2. Very very beautiful. You are truly talented !!