I would say YES!! AbSOLutely. Especially a bag that warms your heart and makes you smile.
I did a secret swap with some friends, and one of my recipients was Maraea, who is eight years old. I figured a bag was a perfect gift, as my girls love having something in which to tote their treasures around. I found the perfect pattern, and then couldn’t decide on the wool. I wanted something bright and cheerful. I happend to find some gorgeous variegated Mohair, Natually Mohair Plus, at Knitworld in the most gorgeous rainbow colours. PERFECT!
It is Fiber Trends Gelato Bag, pattern number AC-76. I used Ashford Tekapo in cream with the Mohair, so that the wool didn’t distract from the vibrant colours of the Mohair. It is knit on 8.0mm needles and then felted. A very easy knit and less than a day’s knitting. I added a magnetic closure and covered the prongs with a butterfly button.
So, I liked the colours so much, I decided to make me one too. Kiri and Kiana were both pleased with that decision because it meant they would get to take turns using it too. So same wool, but I used a floral-like button instead. I used an overcast stitch to close the bottom of this bag, per the pattern, but it didn’t look great, so have felted it with the purl side out. Not a complete success, but still, a bright addition to my bag obsession.
Well, good things come in three right? I like to think so anyway, so don’t tell me different. I have a great friend, Michaela, whose hubby is overseas at the moment. Michaela is home with three boys and is pregnant. Life can be rough sometimes, especially while you are the one holding it all together. So, I thought I would send her a bit of sunshine too.
I found the bead and sequin applique at Spotlight, and it suited the bag perfectly. And hopefully she knows she is loved and thought about daily.
I have a few more friends who have asked for this bag, so we might have to call ourselves the Sunshine Gang.