Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bag finished and a little contest

I finally got the pattern for my bag ready, it will be published later today in my Etsy store. I really hope you like it, it was really fun to design and to knit.

But I promised you a little contest, where you would be able to get it for free, here are the details:

Post on your blog about a first thing in knitting, could be your first time doing a certain technique like lace or cables, or the first time designing your own, first time knitting socks... You get the idea? Then come back to my blog and leave a comment with a link to your blog post

And of course I want to see at least one pic of the item you are posting about. Deadline for this is Friday, May 30. 10 lucky people will get the pattern for free, if there are more then 10 participants, I will have my 3 year old son draw the winners out of a hat.

Have fun, I can't wait to see your posts...

Oh, and I'll tell you why I want you to post about a first time: This is the first time I combined such a lot of techniques in one project (lace, i-cord, 3-needle-bind-off etc).


Queen Frysia said...

Emma, My contest entry can be found on my blog at
Thanks for this very cool opportunity to win your very cool bag pattern! Sincerely, QF

Minerva Kwikspell said...

This bag is simply gorgeous! You did just a wonderful job, that I can't resist entering your contest. I tried cables for the first time...finally! LOL

Thanks so much for offering everyone an opportunity to win your great pattern!


Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! That is such a cool bag!

Andromache Tonks said...

Your bag is so pretty!

Here's my post about firsts:


Anonymous said...

Your bag is gorgeous! I can't wait to make one :D

My first hat experience is here:

Daisy Chang said...

OH! Sounds like fun! I'll be sure to put an entry in too. The bag is so cute and came out really well!

Fiera Firenze said...

Thanks for doing this! The bag looks amazing!!

Here is my blog post about my first. It's kind of long...

Esmerelda Beanswallow aka Carma said...

Lovely! My "first" is at Beanswallow's -

Quality Chick said...

Emma - your bag is stunning! I hope I win, but if not you can bet I will buy the pattern. I am seeing it in blue/green/purple homespun. Sigh.
Here is my first - what a nice idea and it was fun to think about the topic. The tale of my first

-Emma Kettleburn

Emma Wigworthy said...

It is such a beautiful bag Yvonne - I love it! Thanbk you for sharing a picture of it with us. Great idea for the contest too - I shan't enter as I already have the pattern having proof-read it for you. You may, however, read all about my first felting project at my blog ( - it was my entry for the bag design competition!

Penelope of Flitwick said...

Hi there I love your bag. My first was mitered squares and cutting a knitted item.

Cassandra Puddlemere said...

Your pattern is gorgeous Emma. Here is my entry for your contest!

Ronnica said...

This is SUCH a gorgeous bag! I just can't get over it!

Here's my entry:

~~~~~~~ said...

My first is ovah here:

The first Norwegian mittens I ever made...and I made my own pattern.

Gorgeous bag!

Sharon Rose said...

Here's my story:
I learned Continental so I could do Fair Isle with a different color in each hand. SO fun - it totally knocked me out of my knitting doldrums. :)
Thanks for a fun contest!
Sharon / Needlegrrl on Ravelry

Dana KBS said...

Hi Emma,
Fun question! I answered it here:

:-) Hydrangea MacDuff (Ravenclaw)

Daisy Finnigan said...

Beautiful bag! Here's my entry about the first time I knitted in general:


Daisy Finnigan, Ravenclaw

Agatha Vablatsky said...

I -love- that bag! Very nice work!

Here's my entry about my first knitted sock :)

Thanks a bunch!

Agatha Vablatsky, 2nd Year Ravenclaw

Lucretia Plunkett said...

What a gorgeous bag, and what a fun contest! It's so interesting to read about everyone's knitting firsts.

My very first argyle socks posted at my blog:

-Lucretia Plunkett

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

My first time knitting with lace yarn knitting a lace pattern here is the link and there is a picture of my progress so far;)I love your bag it is unique and the colors are striking:)Hugs Darcy

Olive Bladvak said...

What fun to read about all these knitting firsts (and as I do, I'm adding some "firsts" to my to-do list!)
Here's mine:

MicheleLB said...

This is my first ever for-sale pattern, my felted slip stitch tote. Ravelry made me do it. It's at:

and I like it so much it's in my blog's custom header, too.

I love your bag; it's beautiful!