I borrowed some ideas from Auntie Leila, limited myself to my scrap bag with mostly blues and reds with a some sunshine yellow, and made this wrap thing.
Then I noticed a rip in the corner of my ancient knitting bag which was handed down to me from Grandma Weaver. I thought I would mend it, but oh my, even my love for mending couldn't ignore the rotted fragile fabric.
So I made a new bag for the wooden handles. I limited myself to blues and loosely organized the from dark to light. I love looking for magic in my scrap bag! Once I pieced the strips, I zig-zagged over each seam with a small yellow zig-zag, anchoring the pieced fabric to another piece of fabric. Then I lined the whole thing with fine-wale corduroy left from this skirt.
It's been in steady use and I like it. When I took these photos, I was still working on Ben's socks. They're done now, and I'm off on a poncho for Genevieve. Wheeee, knitting!