Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Fabric Decoupage Bag & Knitted Hooded Bath Towel

I saw some fabric decoupage at Michaels & I knew I had the perfect project for it.....I covered a black carry bag that I had kicking around for a long time with some left over Winnie the Pooh material..... I coated the outside as well & it feels just like canvas......I couldn't imagine what difference the fabric podge would make but it sure is nice. The bag will be so durable & stain resistant.....I would sure use this product again but the next time I would just leave it long enough to air out so the glue smell is minimized.......before gifting....
For my hooded baby towel I knit grandmother's favourite dishcloth pattern on circular needles....size 5 Canadian or UK(US 8)When I increased the stitch I placed my yarn over on the opposite side of the needle so there would not be an small hole left.... I don't want baby to get his little fingers caught in one of the holes... I knit it til I had 100 stitches before decreasing....I knit it in CottonTots by Bernat so it is nice & soft.....For the little hood I cast on about 38 stitches & decreased 1 st at the beginning of the needle only... on every row...I off set the decrease by knitting 2 st. first before knitting 2 together....I sewed it into place & it looks like it was knitted in 1 piece....of course I had to make our new grandson some washcloths to match again with CottonTots...... As baby grows I will just make bigger towels by increasing to more stitches... It would make a nice blanket too......

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Marilyn! You are so creative! I love both the bag and the hooded towel! Awesome job!

Hugs,
:o)
Rach

Marilyn said...

Thanks Rach.... I saw a similar bag for $30.00.... Made me feel kinda good about it....