The Big Red Bag is finally done! This is made from the thrift store red sweater. It was a thoroughly satisfying experience overall; from ripping it apart to making something new.
The bag, before. The strip of metal is a six inch ruler.
From the side, you can see the diagonal seams across the base; it’s a square, knitted in the round. The shape looks very baggy, though – it shapes up some later on.
My partner Chris, being a goon with my photo setup. I told him I was going to caption this, “What happens when Kinky Knitting Bondage Goes Horribly Wrong.”
It shrunk up pretty fast! It was maybe ten or twelve minutes of agitation. Note for future reference: this red bleeds, a lot. My felting pillowcase is now pink.
This is the blocking. I didn’t have anything quite the right shape, so had to improvise; this is two twelve-pack soda cases up on their ends, and a notebook.
This is the finished product, with the buttons and all. I think it looks really sharp.
This is how it opens; it’s thick and sturdy enough that it sits upright when open. The way the cord is run through helps a little, too.
Chris again, and Taco the Dog.