Julia and I spent a few days last week visiting my sister Laurie and her family in eastern Massachusetts before she had to start summer school. I found a bag I made Laurie for her birthday this past winter that I was in such a panic to finish that I never snapped a photo of it. I used a piece of Harris Tweed Wool from my stash to sew the bag. It is lined with a gorgeous quilting fabric which I forgot to snap a photo of this time. Before putting the lining in I handsewed (with sewing thread) a few of my Felted and Embroidered Zinnias from my PDF pattern onto the bag. She loves it.
I added different colors of french knots at the point where the center joined the petals. They give great texture and make the flowers more playful.
This is a great pattern for summer knitting. Not too much knit fabric to make you hot and sweaty! I think they would even work on the beach. Sunflowers and Zinnias to Knit and Felt. Available for $6 on my website here. or on Ravelry here.
Check out Tanis Gray's sweet little 4th of July/nautically themed top-down cotton pullover she just knit for her son. It is available as a free pattern on her website. My how her son is growing.
Pop back in tomorrow for a great post! Wait til you see! I'll put it up for early morning in case you are going away for the day.