From Little Acorns

 The project bag

The project bag

Ravelry is both a great inspiration, a great organizational aid, and a potentially huge time-suck for fiber enthusiasts.  When I saw this little project bag, I knew I had to make one for my friend Renika.

Renika has a deep and abiding love of acorns, which represent her fundamental philosophy on crafting, and life in general: “Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow.”  I hope this little bag can be a good home for many future great projects!

Materials used:

All yarns are Rauma 3-tråd wool (http://www.raumaull.no/produkter/garn/ullgarn/3tr-strikkegarn)
-Beige (106): 31g
-Dark brown (133): 27 g
-Hunter green (130?): ca. 16g
-Wool for stuffing base: 39g
-4 flat wooden buttons

Process comments:

I used slightly smaller needles than suggested (2.75mm & 3.0mm), and that was a bit heavy going, but yealded a nice dense finish to the fabric.

I’ve made 2 slight modifications to the pattern:
1) I made a longer I-cord handle, instead of crocheting the loop
and
2) I added oak leaves (2 large and 1 small) from the Woodland Wreath by Frankie Brown. Exact amount of green yarn is an approximation, as I lost the original weight of the remnant ball used.

 An inside view.

An inside view.

The buttons are flat wood with a hole drilled along the back, so they do not stick out as much as beads would. To my eye, it gives a slightly neater finish.

Online resources:

  • Renika’s blog http://renikasanachronisticadventures.blogspot.com/
  • Rauma 3-tråd yarn: http://www.raumaull.no/produkter/garn/ullgarn/3tr-strikkegarn
  • Pattern “Little Knitted Acorn Project Bag”: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-knitted-acorn-project-bag
  • Pattern “Woodland Wreath” (for oak leaves): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-wreath
  • My project summary on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/northernotter/little-knitted-acorn-project-bag