Sugar and Spice
Well, after Michelle's suggestion for the Charity Craft Fair of pink and fluffy bags with something like a necklace inside suitable for little girls, I had a play and came up with these.
The bag is made in Patons Spritz and the cord is Spritz and some silver coloured metallic yarn crocheted together. I do have some pink funky fur but I decided that this bag had enough glitz as it was so didn't add a fun fur trim!
The bracelet idea came from a pattern in the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar and I intend to play around with the idea and come up with lots of variations. This one is beautifully soft as it's knitted in some of the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino I had left over after knitting my Olympic Shawl.
The beads are Earth Faire's raspberry lined crystal and the larger bead which I've used as a fastening is from my Hobbycraft stash. I knitted the bracelet above large enough for an adult but what I really want to know (and I hope some of you will be able to help me here) is (a) what age group of little girls go for this sort of thing; (b) what sort of wrist measurement should I be catering for; and (c) how much do you think could be charged for a bag like this with a beaded bracelet inside. It will be coming up to Christmas by the time of the Craft Fair so I was thinking that people might buy them as stocking fillers.
I've now got some finer yarn to knit the amulet bag for the draw. It's a really lovely shade of Rowan 4 ply Cotton in the Tutti Fruiti shade and the cord will be in Rowan Handknit Cotton in "Diana" which is a beautiful shade of blue.