Green + Orange = Happy Nicaragua Bag

April 7th

I’ve been trying my darndest to participate in this “Use What You Have” project for April, coordinated by Sooz in Melbourne. Essentially this means not purchasing any new craft or art supplies for the month. God knows I have enough yarn and fabric to have me knitting and sewing myself silly for quite some time, but the notions have been a bit tricky. I’ve run out of certain colors of thread, zippers, buttons, etc. I’m making do, but we’re just at the beginning of the month. It should be interesting.

My first scrap knitting project is the market bag from “AlterKnits.” I plan to fill this with goodies for a family I’m visiting this summer in Nicaragua. I like the way the bag begins and ends with orange and the green stripes in the center make me smile. It is a happy, wild color combination.

scrap yarn bag before felting

This was a great way to use up a bunch of small bits of wool I had left over from other projects. I’m going to use some wood handles to finish this baby off once it is done felting.

scrap yarn bag cu

Colors gone mad!


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5 Responses

  1. Love it! wood handles will be perfect.

  2. What a good girl you are, using what you have. I love it!

  3. That’s a great idea. I wonder what I could create from my stash of various “supplies.” hmmmm… (but shopping is soooo fun!)

  4. jenntraveler April 8, 2006

    so beautiful!! i love!

  5. What a super way to use up scraps of yarn! Awesome idea Kelli.