New look, new start

Hey! It's about time for a new post.  Since it's been so long, and so much has changed in my life, I decided to change up the look around here.

And I have been knitting!  So let's start with that.

I finally FINALLY finished the seed stitch bag I started way back in 2006.

It looks about the same, right?  I had actually finished all the knitting way back when, I just wanted to line it (and bead it but I decided not to do that in the end).  So I never did the actual finishing work.  But having bought a cool old sewing machine, I had the motivation to kick this WIP to the FO pile.

And the lining turned out great!

I used the tutorial over here. Worked out perfect!

Okay this doesn't count as knitting, since I only sewed, but I'll get to some of my knitting in the next post.


jazzalblue said...

Your 'new look' looks amazing Kya. Is that your garden in the background? Love the clutch. I have untold unfinished projects in my cupboard I can't get to so I think you have done very well to finish one of yours. Joy

Sleepandhersisters said...

It is lovely, I am really liking that seed stitch!!!

And the new look of your blog is great, am looking forward to more posts.

Knitting Girl said...

So cute!

Mel @ Wildflower said...

Love your new blog background! And so much work in the bag - I really like it :)

softearthart said...

What a cool bag, I am an knitter and do admire people who can. cheers Marie

Kya said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!

My new template is just one of the new blogger "Designs" available. And did you notice, Mel, that about a day after you did the www.NewZealandHandmade.co.nz template, this "Design" feature came out, and it offers a three column template with the click of a button!

futuregirl said...

I love the fabric you used for the lining! Glad you liked my tutorial!