Monday, May 01, 2006

The mystery bag!

Here's how I got the idea for this bag. I wanted to knit something for a friend in the US, and asked what her favourite colours are. Blues and greens was her answer. Then she qualified the blue with a very particular descripton! My original idea was to make a scarf (Branching Out was the result), but once given the germ of an idea, I thought, why not make a themed bag ... the result was the TARDIS bag :-) My friend is a big fan of Doctor Who, going back many years, so when she said "TARDIS blue", this was the result:



Pattern: my own, basically a knitted section of stockinette folded and seamed up the sides. Knitted squares added separately (and kudos to DH for doing the blue on the grey pieces). Bag is lined with a sewn-in felt pocket.
Yarn: Stylecraft DK 100% wool shade Ocean

I was never quite sure how I was going to execute the panels and windows effect, technically there should be eight but that would have looked odd here, I think!

Hopefully this will make my friend laugh, she has had a tough year or so and fingers crossed, this will cheer her up a bit :-)

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14 Comments:

At 8:10 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger ambermoggie said...

wonderful:))

 
At 8:36 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger Rain said...

That rocks! I bet she'll love it.

 
At 9:06 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger Lindsey said...

That is utterly fantastic. Stop making things I want to make, you cow. It is messing with The List.

 
At 9:06 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger KnitYoga said...

The bag's great and so individual! You've put so much thought into it to make it personal to your friend that I'm sure she won't fail to appreciate it.

 
At 9:12 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger nanatoo said...

Oh my - that is SPLENDIFEROUS! Well done you :D I am sure it will pick her up no end.

 
At 11:24 pm, May 01, 2006, Blogger Diane said...

How sweet of you to make that bag for your friend...i think it will bring a very big smile to her face ..it did mine ...i even had a chuckle about the
Tardis themed bag,just how much do you think she'll be able to fit in it?;0) We gals are always teased about what we can squeeze into out bags...

 
At 1:06 am, May 02, 2006, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Thanks everyone, I think I'm somewhat off my trolley attempting to *knit* a TARDIS though :-)

We haven't yet established exactly how much you can get inside a TARDIS handbag - if the fabric of space/time starts to warp in the vicinity of our house, then we probably have a problem :-D

Lindsey - sorry! LOL!

 
At 10:07 am, May 02, 2006, Blogger Seahorse said...

I LOVE it! What a fab idea!

 
At 4:38 pm, May 02, 2006, Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

That is such a fun and original idea - applause applause!!!!!

 
At 6:56 pm, May 02, 2006, Blogger Kendra said...

Wow a tardis bag that looks really stylish - I wouldn't have thought it was possible! As a bit of a sci-fi geek I'm very pleased.

 
At 7:25 pm, May 02, 2006, Blogger acrylik said...

I'm gobsmacked - what a *fantastic* bag!!

 
At 12:52 pm, May 29, 2006, Blogger Amy said...

That's PERFECT! As a lover of the "old" and "new" Dr. Who in the US, I am mightily impressed!

 
At 7:49 pm, September 15, 2007, Blogger Willow said...

Wow!!!
That's brill!
A friend of mine is great at knitting and once she knit a Dalek, it was fab!
I really can't knit, I used to, a bit, but now i've forgotten how. I really want to start knitting again now i've seen that. It's brilliant!!!
Well done!!!

 
At 12:46 pm, January 31, 2008, Blogger The I.M. Times said...

Cool! I LOVE Doctor Who!

 

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