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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Current Project

I just finished this scarf, and I love it!  I bought the yarn, Dark Horse Fantasy, from a friend who was cleaning out her stash, but with only two skeins I'd never been able to find a good project for it.  The colors, the variegated pinks and purples, are some of my favorites, so I selfishly wanted to make something for myself *g*  Last week I found the Double Dayflower scarf pattern on ravelry and decided to give it a go.  I'm very pleased with the results.

And another, closer look.

This is the first and only Aran weight yarn that I've enjoyed working with - it didn't feel coarse against my hands when I knitted. 

My current knitting bag just goes to show that I've never met a toile I didn't like,  I've already made bags with blue/white and black/white toile so when I saw this pink/brown at the fabric store I had to have it. 


This is the first bag I've made that had an elasticized pouch on the inside, my thought being that it could hold a center pull ball of yarn and someone could knit right out of the pouch. 

On the left is a pocket, on the right spaces for five DPN needles (or pens!).  The pouch turned out so well that I've added it to all the bags I've made since.  More pictures of this bag will be going up at denastolldesigns.etsy.com, but right now it's so gorgeous outside that I've decided to play hooky and go for a walk.  The sewing machine will still be here when I get back!

- D







Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Welcome!

I am a stay-at-home Mom who loves to knit and sew.  My passion for both hobbies led me to designing and sewing my own knitting bags.  Everything out there on the market didn't have enough pockets for me, or I didn't like the print, or it was too expensive, so I took my picky self to the fabric store and went to work.  The result was Dena Stoll Designs. 

Since I also love talking about my works in progress I created this blog to feature my bags and whatever project (or projects!) is currently on the needles.  I'll be posting photos of my knitting bags, and running contests and giveaways.  More details to come.  For now, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Knitting!