Carcassone is one of my favourite games & I just love playing it. It is one of those games that is so easy to learn that you can play it with anyone (I have managed to teach my 90 year old Nan how to play) and yet is very strategic (just try beating my friend Catherine - I think I have managed it once!). And it has meeples. Little pieces of colourful wood shaped like little men that are used to mark tiles and keep the score. For some reason they are very satisfying. I'm always blue unless I'm playing against my Dad, and then he has to have the blue ones. You can stack them, make little meeple pyramids..... I digress.
This little bag has meeple all around it in different colours. It is knitted in the round from the bottom up:
It then has a stranded section before reaching the meeple who are knitted using an intarsia-in-the-round technique:
It is then finished off with a multicolour bind off that gathers the colours into a pretty star:
And has a crochet tie to keep all the little meeple inside:
Doesn't it look cute? A perfect present for any gamer or role player - this one has gone to a loving home. The game at the top of the post? Yellow won. :(