This was my Labor Day weekend project. This pattern was published in Interweave Knits Magazine fall 2008 issue. After surfing through a few finished projects on Ravelry I got inspired to knit up this cutie!
This Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn called out to me to become a dumpling bag! The colorway is Prairie Goldenrod. I love the variegation's of the yellow and gold colors. To me is speaks of September. The official start of fall.
I learned an interesting technique with this bag. The I-cord handles are knitted separately and then joined together on your circular needle.
It's really cool to see it come together. Even I could do it!
To put some final touches on the lil' dumpling I added an embroidered vine all the way around. The stitch used is a simple chain stitch. I also added some french knots in a pretty red berry color.
The bag only took a day to knit. A few hours to embroider. I did most of that in the car. Then I had to search for the rings for the handles. I went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby and had no luck. Yesterday at work I got an idea to use napkin rings. On my way home I stopped at Pier One and found several funky napkin rings. They may be just a touch too big but I like the finished look. I washed it this morning and was so surprised when I pulled it out of the washer. I jumped up and down thrilled with how it felted. It's so darn cute! More dumplings on the way!