Thursday, July 5, 2007

Stall Tactics

Oh gift with purchase. I’m generally a structured handbag sort of girl. I appreciate the knitted tote but it’s not really something I would generally carry. Enter the Dolly Bag. It’s pretty stinkin’ cute. And just the right size for running errands. And it has cables, I had been jonesing for cables. Plus it’s summer, time to relax a little.

Both front and back panels are complete. Lovely.

After all those bobbles... in cotton... with bamboo needles... she really deserves to be finished. I know there will be a lining involved but I am sort of stuck on the handles. They are a little flimsy for my taste.

A few rows of stockinette is not going to cut it for me. I’m thinking I could encase some piping to give them a little more oomph. Option 1, work some i-cord with extra stitches and painstakingly maneuver in the stabilizer. Option 2, work handles as directed and seam in the piping, embracing the seam as a decorative element. I am very open to suggestions.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Good for you! What a cute bag - hmmm, have to give the handle situation some thought - yep, must have sturdy handles.