Sunday, November 20, 2011

My First Plarn Tote!

When I first heard about plarn I knew I had to try my hand at making some.  So I did...and then it sat on my yarn shelf dismissed for the time being.

From my time selling on Etsy I knew that not only did they offer neat email collections of projects and tips, but also they featured a "How To" section on the blog.  It was there, when browsing spastically one day, that I came across Claire Baker's article on making plarn and then making a tote with it.  I looked it over and bookmarked it for later consideration, my queue already ridiculously overfull.

So I've just now finally gotten around to it, and finished my first tote just today.  It probably took no more than five hours (not including the time to make the plarn, which is a rather laborious task I might add).  For the first go round it's "interesting".  I don't really know what else to say about it, or for that matter what to do with it.  My initial version was to get familiar with working with plarn and the pattern for later improvisation and as I finished I knew that I had different taste in handles, would incorporate color and perhaps a different stitch pattern.  But for a first round it's not too shabby, or rather is shabby shic. :)

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