Sunday, March 25, 2007

Something old...........something blue


I am looking for advice. I had knitted this bag some time ago. It was knit with some Kureyon and some Lamb Pride Bulky. Which has felted fantastically. Basically I was experimenting in bags at the time. I now want to actually finish the bag and thus cross off another WIP off the list. What I wanted help with was choosing handles. I have plain D handles in Black, Pink; Some Bamboo handles; or a lovely multi-coloured bead handle. I'm leaning towards plain black as the bag is 'busy' enough on its own. Any suggestions? :) Or have you seen the perfect handles for this bag elsewhere?

Here is a picture of the candidates for handles. To make choosing easier. :)

10 comments:

dreamcatcher said...

I actually vote for the multi coloured bead handle. The bag is so vibrant, it just seems like an equally snazzy handle might be needed :-)

Phyllis said...

I'm torn between being traditional and going for the ultimate artistic move and choose the multi-color handle. Can't wait to see which one you choose.

sgeddes said...

I was going to vote for the black ones, but now I think maybe the beaded ones. Are the black ones smaller?

I love those striped handles. Can't wait to see what you put those on.

gilraen said...

The black ones are smaller than the striped handles but the same size as the pink. I plan to do a Noni Bag and had the striped handles in mind. I also have a square pair of the striped handles. :)

Thanks for all the help, it is so hard to decide!! :)

Mistress of the Stash said...

I vote for the beaded handles. They're lovely and would pick up on all the colors in the bag. Be sure to post pics after you decide!

Queen Frogger said...

I like the beaded handles too for that bag. it is lovely by the way!

Anni said...

Gorgeous handles. How about the beaded ones.

Piglottie said...

Is that a B4 bag Gilraen? I love that pattern, and love the colours you've used. I have to say I like the black ones, but think the beaded ones would work too. I like these ones as well but not sure if they are the right blue: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Blue-bag-or-handbag-handles-postage-at-cost_W0QQitemZ150095018687QQcategoryZ4836QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150095018687

gilraen said...

No Piglottie it's not the B4 bag. I did use the techniques I learnt in making a B4 bag to do the bobbles, but I modelled it on a Noni bag I liked. I was just experimenting with odds and ends of wool. Those are lovely blue handles, and for that price worth getting to see. Thanks a million. :)

Artis-Anne said...

mmmmm beaded...black....beaded .....black not sure Duh !!great help aern't I but I did narrow it down to two !! Great bag ; just one thought do you have any more of the yarn that you could knit into a thick I-cord and felt that ?