If you've spent any amount of time looking at quilting / sewing blogs, you've probably heard the Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Anna. I had the pleasure of taking Anna's class at Sewing Summit and told myself that I'd make one one of these days. That day has come. I made a couple pouches to carry my knitting because they look stupid in plastic zippy bags. (No offence to plastic zippy bags. Love you.)
And me being me, I simply can't follow a pattern as written. I made the pouch bigger than the biggest size offered (I cut the pieces 16" long by 13" high and boxed the corners at 4.75") to easily fit any knitting I'm working on.
I know, I'm so clever.
And I used fusible fleece on the outer layer so that they can actually stand up instead of flopping over, but without being too stiff or making the layers too thick with batting.
The pouches are made from Denyse Schmidt prints... I think the blue one is from the Richmond collection. The other might be Fancy Free? I've completely lost track of her collections at Joann's. The lining is just some leftover Moda Dottie left over from my Single Girl quilt backing. Might as well put it to use, plus grey goes with pretty much everything.
Array Cowl that's in the orange pouch, but the colourful knitting in the blue pouch is a cowl based on the Leftovers Cowl but instead of leftovers, I'm using a stripey sock yarn. It's just knit in the round as a tube, and will be joined with a kitchener stitch (I started it with a provisional cast on which I'll remove later on). It's something I can knit without looking at... like when I'm laying in bed watching telly. Yes, I knit while laid in bed. You know you want to.
There'll be quilty business happening soon... don't worry, I'm not leaving quilts for knitting anytime soon :)