Monday, April 14, 2008

FO: Noni Baguette

Woohoo! She's done and here's the photographic evidence.

Before knitting this I wasn't sure I would like the pattern on the end and considered doing it solid, but now I'm glad I did the pattern.

It keeps its nice crisp shape even being held up and with the zipper open too. And yet, the reinforcing still allows the bag to be opened nicely and isn't too heavy.

Another peek at the lining.

Here's an inside end view showing the lining. I haven't tacked it down on the sides so it does float in a little, but I don't think it will be a problem for me. It's certainly not loose enough to get in the way of finding things in the bag or anything like that.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out despite never having made a bag before. The hardest part? I found the lining was a little tricky to install at the ends around the zipper, but who's going to see that anyway?!

I can't wait for my next visit with Debby when I am sure we will debut our bags!!

Well, I confess, I ordered my 'reward' just before I actually finished my bag! *Three more Noni Bag patterns.* I'll share which ones I picked when they arrive, soon I hope!

Note: I do realize that she's possibly the most photographed Noni Bag ever, but I went ahead and posted a lot of detail pics of my finishing work as I hadn't found that many online when I wanted to see some to help me. I don't know if I did it all technically 'right', but it seems to have worked out and maybe my pics will help someone. :-)


Kristen said...

You did a magnificent job with the Noni bag! I've enjoyed watching your step by step finishing - the little extras make a difference.

knitseashore said...

Congratulations!!!!! It looks amazing and I can't wait to see what your next bag will be. I'm sure the process will be much easier the next time around, now that you've done the felting and lining and even a zipper (it gives me the shakes thinking about doing a zipper myself). You'll have a very cool wardrobe of bags to choose from!

2paw said...

If I had made such a great bag, I would want to show all the steps too. It seemed there was not much going on and then 'Voila!" it's done!!!

Queen of the froggers said...

That is lovely!

belaybunny said...

yay, well done, the noni is fantastic. you did a great job with the lining. I must make one after seeing your's now ;)

Devorah said...

Nicely done! The finishing photos really give a sense of what should be done to get such a well finished product. Thanks!