Thursday, May 10, 2012

for my mom

In leiu of giving my traditional hanging flower basket to my mom this year for Mother's Day, I decided to make her some knitting accessories. She is traveling more and more for her job and goes to regular knitting meetups with a group of friends. I thought this gift might be more useful.

knitting bags

The tote pattern I used is "Amanda's Knitting Bag" from The Sometimes Crafter. (I'll be talking more about it during Purse Palooza next month, so stay tuned!) The matching project bag was modified from Jeni's lined drawstring bag tutorial. I essentially added a canvas bottom, interfaced the outer fabrics, and changed the dimensions up a bit.

By the way, that brown yarn prop up there is a scarf I started making when I was about 8 months pregnant with Cooper. I think I'm going to give up knitting as a hobby.

Are you making things for Mother's Day this year?

16 comments:

ircabbit said...

Those bags are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to hearing more about the Sometimes Crafter pattern.

Maybe you just need a knitting break? I took a 5-year break from crochet and when I picked it back up a month ago I was in love again.

Debbie said...

Lovely! Making my mom some potholders (copying Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie) AND one of Jeni's bags - of course!

Amy Friend said...

Funny, maybe you will finish it when you are 8 months pregnant this time. I tend to knit when pregnant....it's possible! I love the bag. I made two grocery bags for my mom and two for my mil. I am done with grocery bags for awhile now :)

MariQuilts said...

That's a fabulous bag...I love it.

felicity said...

It was all I could do to get cards in the mail to my mom. Sorry, mom!

Krista Withers said...

I had all good intentions but instead sent my mom fabric bundles! Your bags look fabulous!!!! Your mom will be SO excited!!! Beautiful work k!!!

Mary Menzer said...

What a lovely gift! I love to give useful items too.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

For Christmas I sent my mom cards made from my kids artwork. http://creativechicksatplay.blogspot.com/2011/12/kids-art-to-greeting-cards.html
For mothers day she is getting cards with pictures of my quilts. I'm pretty sure she will love those as much as the "artwork" cards. She loves that her daughters are creative and loves to show off our "work". :)

Your bag is very pretty!

Tamie said...

What a pretty tote. I think she will love it.

**nicke... said...

such a beautiful bag! she will love it!

Hollie said...

Love this! What a great idea!

Monica said...

what a gorgeous present! she'll be so thrilled.

Ryan said...

What a lucky mom you have Krista! Everything looks perfect!Jeni's bags are great for everything!

Dianne said...

AWESOME bag Krista. Your mom is lucky to have such a talented daughter!

sewkatiedid said...

gorgeous and that estee fabric is one of my favorites.

Simone de Klerk said...

Thanks to this beautiful creation, I bought the pattern yesterday and will probably finish the bag for my sister tomorrow (o: