All done! I’m really happy with the way this bag turned out.
I ended up using the whole “cake” of Glazed Donut and half a cake of Licorice Jelly Bean. And I think I finally figured out what I did wrong to make it bigger than a one cake project. I didn’t do the first cluster round correctly. I’m going to try to make it again with one of my Caron Cakes and see.
I used the same pattern as I did for the last bag I made. I went down a hook size to try to make it a little smaller. And I also changed the strap a little – I simply did 11 sc, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, repeat – across to the other side and then I did a sc join to attach it to the other side.
I also changed it up a little by doing a few rounds of sc with the coral color as I wasn’t sure if I could get a full stripe if I kept doing the clusters and I really wanted that coral color all the way around.
I haven’t lined it and probably won’t as I intend to use it just for the Farmer’s Market and such. Mostly though I think LG will claim this one as hers too and carry her animals around in it. They were actually already stuffed in it in the first picture. 🙂
A few thoughts on the Yarn Bee Sugarwheel – It’s not as soft as I originally thought. It was actually a little rough/stiff to work with. Like I could definitely feel it gliding through my fingers and it wasn’t the most comfortable. I think I like the feel of the Caron Cakes better because of the wool content.
But I love the saturated, bright colors of the Sugarwheel. And for a bag or something where you need a little extra structure I think it’s perfect. I haven’t tried to wash it yet, but I have heard that it softens up after being washed.
I also like the variations and flecks of color in the cakes. From the reviews it sound like people either love this or hate this.
For example, the Licorice color has random flecks of grey in the black. Kind of hard to see, sorry. But I think it gives it a unique look.
All in all, I will definitely be buying more Sugarwheel. I almost bought more yesterday but I really need to concentrate on moving and setting up my craft room first. I’m so excited to get this move going and finally get settled into our new place this week.