Friday, January 09, 2009

elisa nest tote

Thanks for all the comments about John coming home. We're all happy to have him here again, especially Isaiah, who has taken every moment to show John something new. John still has to be seen twice a week at the hospital, so it means a lot of sitting and waiting. One of the "benefits" is that I get to knit. I finally finished up the Elisa Nest Tote that I had intended to give to my sister-in-law for Christmas. It's a really easy knit and has a fun pattern, but I just couldn't squeeze in enough hours to finish it before Christmas came. Then again, I started it two days before Christmas. I like how it came out, although my finished edges didn't come out as neatly as the pattern's picture. The I-cord handle was the only tricky part for me and it quite uneven. I'm sure my sister-in-law won't care though (at least I hope). She lives by the beach, so I figured this would be great for toting toys and shells, or she can use it to go to the market. Anyway, all that is left to do is send it to her. Hopefully that doesn't take weeks!

The details:

pattern : Elisa Nest Tote via the purl bee
yarn: brown sheep cotton fleece in Caribbean
needles: size 9 circular and size 5 double pointed
difficulty: easy!


Joy said...

Wow! That is a really cute tote! It looks great!

LeeAnn said...

That is a perfect beach bag! Love the color too! I am going to take note of that pattern, because if I ever start to knit I am going to make it. I am so glad you have everyone under one roof again.

Needled Mom said...

Great looking tote and I know it will be well used.

Glad all is going well with John at home. I know how excited he was to get there.

Whosies said...

love the bag and the color.

Anina said...

I love it! I knit a tote a while bag and it was VERY wonky. Yours is great.

Natasha said...

Oh Katie that is a great tote!! Makes me want to learn to knit! But I won't, I will have to be satisfied with admiring.