Friday Finish - Drawstring bags

So, unfortunately my good bud Nicole is moving back home to Philadelphia next week.  Although I've known this was coming for a while, I am pretty sad about this.  Not only was she a good friend to me and a great auntie for Olivia, she was a fellow knitter!  And over here at least, finding someone under the age of 70 who knits is a rarity.  I never would have had the courage to try a cardigan if it wasn't for her.  (She has also been my Downton Abbey buddy for two years!  Who am I going to watch it with now… my husband??)
So besides chipping in for a nice big Amazon gift certificate with the other expat gals, I wanted to make her a little something that would keep me in her thoughts, especially when she pulls out her knitting needles.  I decided a few project bags would do the job.  
I had a lot of fun looking through my stash to find coordinating fabrics.  After a quick run to the merceria, I had matching cotton twill!  

First I did two with some beautiful AMH Field Study.


Then I made one for myself.


Then I had to make two small ones for my daughter and my friend's daughter.


I got the idea from this tutorial but also watched this very helpful video.  I don't think I'm done making these bags yet, but I'm going to keep that under my hat for right now.

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5 comments

  1. Hi Ann! I found your blog through Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday. =D What fun project bags!!! Learning how to knit has been on my 'want to learn' list, but since I live in Hawaii - this tropical weather makes it hard to get inspired to knit =( But I think knit work is very very beautiful! I'm sorry about your friend moving! I hope you're able to keep in touch with her. Happy Friday ~ Aloha

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  2. I'm sure anyone over 70 who knits would be happy to share their expertise with you! People with hobbies such as knitting or sewing love sharing and helping others to learn new things. Ages don't matter. Try it!

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  3. I guess I'm a little emotional today ~ I just got teary reading this. I'm sorry you're losing such a good (local) friend

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  4. I guess I'm a little emotional today ~ I just got teary reading this. I'm sorry you're losing such a good (local) friend

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