I'm feeling in the sewing mood, and since I've yet to open my sewing machine I received for Christmas I feel the need to sew. I was looking for a beginners pattern that I think would be easy and not take too much fabric. So I went to the Burda Style website and found the pattern for a "Charlie bag". Here is a pic of the original bag below
While it looks a little plain, that's why I like it. I have seen some really nice ones made with the same pattern on the burdastyle website (pics below) that I really like.
this one was made by flowerhead
and this one by Ute
The print of fabric you choose definitely makes this bag....now to find some pretty fabric.
On the knitting front, I started a sock for myself since I finally finished my hunny's socks (which I will take a pic of soon). I'm using the zitron lifestyles yarn that I originally started a Hedera for myself for this new sock. I decided that since I ran out of yarn for the first sock and since the pattern was busy and the yarn was busy that I'd start a simpler toe up sock, it is coming along pretty well.
My hunny wants me to make him the Urban Aran sweater that brooklyntweed made famous by cardiganizing. I gotta get a copy of Patons Street Smart book #500989 so I can start his sweater.
I've heard of the sweater curse, but I'm gonna make it for him anyway..because he asked, and he's soooo good to me. If I start now, it will be ready for next fall...hopefully!