Sunday, August 17, 2008

CAL Backpack is Finished

I don't hardly believe it myself. When I first started this backpack, I thought I would never finish this thing!! But, here it is~ Done. :) It is the Bernat Camo Backpack. I have never crocheted (or knitted) a backpack before. I used 'Aspen Print' by Red Heart. I had two skeins, and had to go get one more to finish the second strap and the drawstring. I debated whether to go get grommets/eyelets to put into the holes for the drawstring. I ended up not doing it as money is super tight right now. I think it still looks fine without them.
And, since I didn't have my five year old to model it for me, here is the straps... (I technically have him right here, but he didn't want to model it....) ;)
I have been knitting I-cord to finish up a set for my nephew who is due the first of October. Then I have to make a hat to finish the set (I finally found the pattern, looooooong story short, that I wanted to use... of course, while looking for something else...) :)
Well that's all for now folks. I hope you are all having a nice weekend. :)


Mimi said...

Cute bag! I like the way the yarn works up to a nice printed fabric. The shape of that bag is similar to my sack bag I'm thinking if I'll make it into a backpack too ;)

Tina said...

I hope you can finish your bag for the ravelympics, Mimi. I was happy that the yarn worked out the way it did, too. Sometimes you can't be sure with variegateds. :)

Crochetheaven said...

Hey Tina - This is really a great bag. Are you sure you didn't just go out and purchase it at Target? lol You did a fantastic job!

Tina said...

Ha Ha. I can't afford to buy a backpack right now. :P I had the yarn already, I just had to buy one more skein- only $2.28. I hope it will hold up as well as a regular backpack.