22 January 2008

1 Across : Preposterous puzzling pouch

Yes folks, it's the Crazy Crossword Bag!

Here's the side with the British-style crossword on it (lots of black squares, and a high percentage of unkeyed letters - white squares that are only in one word). Handles courtesy of Tall Poppy Crafts.


And the side with the American-style crossword (relatively low % of black squares, highly keyed (ie white squares crossing over both an Across word and a Down word).

The inside - with a pocket on one side, and a strip of black elastic which holds pens / sunglasses etc on the other :


My next challenge is to write up the pattern for the bag - I'll let you know when it's ready!

And some weeks ago Bells gave me this very beautiful sock yarn (she ordered it from Blue Moon Fibre Arts when Rose Red placed an order. Bells couldn't let her have all the fun!) - my first ever skein of Socks That Rock, Corvid colour - practically black, only it's also purple and green. Very very cool.


18 comments:

  1. I LOVE that bag! So clever!

    The sock wool is beautiful. What are you going to make from it?

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  2. I just knew it had to go to you. It's lovely sock yarn and I'll enjoy watching you make something from it.

    LOVE that bag!

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  3. Your bag is utterly divine - clever, clever woman! :)

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  4. The Crossword bag is fabulous!! I like UK crossword the best!!!

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  5. The bag looks fantastic!! Love the lining (that elastic strip is a great idea!).

    Mmm, lovely yarn.

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  6. What a great bag! and love the STR!!! (I'm so looking forward to my first parcel fromRSC!!!)) Squee!

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  7. The bag is brilliant! You do such splendid work.

    Blue Moon is based about an hour's drive from me. Unfortunately, they don't have a retail outlet, so I have to mail-order, just like you. They make such gorgeous yarns!

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  8. I didn't know Brit crosswords were different than American ones. I love crosswords and your bag is fabulous. What a wonderful and clever design it is.

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  9. Not only is the bag fabulous, but educational too. I had no idea there were nationality links with crosswords, or that the way the squares linked was called something. So there you go.

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  10. Absolutely Fab - you are amazing! So talented, creative, PRODUCTIVE! You're a virtual Shakespeare of the knitting world!

    Well-done!

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  11. I had no idea that there were national differences in crossword construction - see you're teaching me new stuff again :]

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  12. The bag is superfantastic! and so nicely finished. I love it.

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  13. Forget about the socks! It's the bag that Rocks! Amazing, just amazing, I am in awe!

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  14. I love that you've two different styles of Crosswords on the bag. Who'd a thunk that crosswords had styles? (Obviously I don't do many puzzles!) When you post the pattern, don't forget the lining schematic!

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  15. The bag looks fabulous! And that is so interesting that there is a British type puzzle and an American one - who knew?! Those crazy British people... just kidding! Anyway, it's awesome!

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  16. I love that bag. It's so, so cool. I didn't realise that the two sides were different (shows how much attention I pay).

    That yarn is gorgeous, too. Big plans for it?

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  17. Oh nice bag,It really looks fantastic,and well pocketed inside!!!!Im forever losing bits in my main knitting bag and get stuck with fine DP sock needles when I dive my hand in there, but it keeps the kids out of raiding it for coins,LOL

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