Over on Ravelry, I've discovered yet another unlimited time sink. There is a great forum called Project Yarnway that has been set up to mimic that other Project fashion designer show. Every month is a new challenge to create a knitting design based on a theme. The April 2010 challenge is to reate a bag and a story for a “client.” I’ve decided to design a bag for a famous actress who just happens to be the wife of IRL race driver and recent winner of the Indianapolis 500. She needs a bag to take to the track here in Indy in May. - must have a subtle racing theme, be fairly good size for all the stuff she’ll need at the track, and be something I can get done in less than a month!
I started with a bucket bag concept, with straps that can go over the shoulder or be used back pack fashion. Zippered compartment in base for water (try to insulate this somehow), pockets in the inner lining. And a charted design on the section between the base and the top. Base and top are charcoal grey. Mid section background is a lime green, and the chart is black and cream. Everything is felted. Using yarn reclaimed from thrift store sweaters, which is a first for me, and now I must report, another addiction. Very satisfiying.