April 30th, 2008 at 1:06 am (knitting)
Behold my not-so-inner nerd!
This was a very fast and fun project. I made this dice bag for a Toreador vampire character that I have been playing on Sunday nights. The Toreador are known for their taste and love of the aesthetic, so my left over cashmere seemed perfect. I modified the pattern and added more rows initially so that the bottom was more square and less rectangular. These seem like they might also be fun to felt (you’d have to make them a little bigger).
I stitched the Toreador rose on the bag, and let me tell you, it is very different stitching on knitted material. If you decide to do this be sure to stitch through a backing material (in my case black broadcloth). This provides support to your design. The stitches migrate a lot, so be ready for that and it helped me to stitch a quick “stick figure” of the rose and them embroider over that..
The tie is more about form than function (perfect for a Torie), I found some beads at my local Michaels and threaded them through.
It took about two evenings to complete the entire project. I hope you enjoyed it! I used one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn on size 4 dpns.