Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes and the kind things that you said about the bag. Felted bags are incredibly forgiving so I tend to wing it and design on the fly. It’s the one time when I really feel safe following the yarn and letting it dictate the design. Based on the response from all of you (and requests from small people at home) I’m going to try to replicate it and I’ll take notes this time. With any luck I’ll be able to write it up and post it for anyone who’s interested.
As I said the other day, this month is going to be the only one without a completed pair of socks to show for it. I think that I have a good excuse though because while I have not finished any socks, my holiday knitting is well under way. I have 2 more FO’s and another is pretty close.
Here is the Drama Queen wearing the red scarf I finished the other day. In a nod to Halloween, she is posing in front of our blue spruce that’s decorated with pumpkins for the holiday. Don’t you love the smirk? Apparently showing teeth is not cool. Who knew?
This is a close up of the same scarf. I soaked it for a really long time and you can’t imagine the amount of red dye that came out of it. After that I sat and fiddled with it for an eternity. I had to pull out all of the dropped stitches and they were very stubborn.
This was a real learning experience. I’d never knit a scarf lengthwise before and while it was on the needles I could not imagine that it would really be long enough but it is. The 240 stitches that I cast on turned into a 6 foot long scarf. Can you imagine how long it would be if I’d stayed with the original 300 stitches? Yikes!
I’m a little nervous today because I plan to post information about the knitting event that I’m planning tomorrow. I have a nagging fear that some day I’ll throw a party and nobody will show up. It’s never happened but that doesn’t lessen the fear at all. Of course if I could figure out how to get Photoshop to do what I want it to I’d feel a lot better.
Oct 31, 2006