January Bag Club Details
January is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and goal setting for the new year. Many knitters set knitting goals for the year, and planning projects is such a fun thing for most of us! The theme for January was "All About Me," with an emphasis on things that start with the letter M and will help to achieve knitting goals for the year.
The bag is a hybrid, the size of the largest Zippopotamus and the Morningside but with a flap like the Serena. No zippers and less expensive than the original Morningside.
The fabric for this bag is a Merchant & Mills marbled print. I was so excited to be able to offer this beautiful fabric to the bag club members. These fabrics from England are not widely available. Fortunately, I live in Dallas where my fabric store, Tissu, is the only stockist in Texas! Also, they can special order if they don't have the print I want in stock. I really love the coordinating fabric I paired with the marbled print. I am knitting a sweater and have been carrying it in this bag. It is definitely sweater size!
I will be offering this bag, with a modification, as the new Morningside. As I mentioned, it is the same size as the Morningside but without some of the pricier features that make the current version more expensive.
Here is a version of the current Morningside that I donated as a raffle prize for the Happy Knit Year event hosted by the Dallas Hand Knitters' Guild. This bag uses felted wool for the bottom, vegan leather for the base, and a felted wool applique featuring the DHKG's logo. The strap is also a very nice adjustable strap (purchased, not made by me.) All the extra features, including the double pocket I usually put on the back of these bags and the metal snaps, makes this more expensive. This bag retails for $110.
Here are pictures of the Stitch Hoodie sent with the January bag. I used felted wool for the outer fabric and cotton for the inner. It is a different construction, and I love the feel of the felted wool and the function of the needle keeper!