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In which she actually does some knitting

June 3, 2009

It doesn’t seem that this is a knitting blog since I haven’t posted any knitting photos lately. I have been working diligently on one project that turned into a disaster at the last moment. I haven’t the heart to talk about it yet but the project is in time out learning its lesson.

I have had a few knitting successes lately. Princess Buttercup (the child formerly known as Preteena)and I have been working together on a felted bag project. We started them in March by Kool-aid dyeing the yarn together. You may remember the loverly fingernails from this post and the adventures of yarn winding in this post

So here is the finished product. A simple seamless felted bag.

I have been using the bags to teach her some new knitting techniques and we have knitted the bags tag team style.

The blue bag with green stripes is for her and the other for her best friend.

The third bag was just the leftover yarn with which I felt the compulsion to do something.

I actually like the striping pattern of the smallest bag best but I ran out of yarn before I got it the length I wanted. I did discover that it will make a handy traveling knitting bag.

The pattern is my own and will be available through Ravelry shortly.

In my despondency over the sweater-that-shall-not-be-named, I cast on another sweater – Hey Teach. This pattern is moving along quite nicely. It is a nice easy and fun knit and the yarn – Valley Yarns Goshen – is an absolute dream. I cannot tell you how much I love this yarn.

This is the back before blocking.

This is the left front visiting the unblocked back.

I plan to be wearing this beauty by the weekend. Let’s hope it actually fits.

I another post, I will tell you the heartbreak that is Diminishing Rib cardigan. But for now, I dare not speak of these things.

Warning: No knitting after this point.

I have also been doing lots of reading lately. One of the books I have been reading was Pilgrim’s Progress. These last photos are for Daisy. Please ignore them if you aren’t interested in non-knitting content, Pilgrim’s Progress or books in general.

Cloth hard cover.

Porter calls Discretion to the Door of the Palace

Pilgrims in sight of the holy city

Children eat of the enemy’s fruit

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Daisy permalink
    June 4, 2009 7:33 am

    Thanks for posting the pics up! I see what you mean – they're cool! Love your Hey Teach too!

  2. Daisy permalink
    June 4, 2009 7:33 am

    Thanks for posting the pics up! I see what you mean – they're cool! Love your Hey Teach too!

  3. Lynne permalink
    June 9, 2009 1:46 am

    Cool bags!

    I loved "Pilgrim's Progress".

  4. Lynne permalink
    June 9, 2009 1:46 am

    Cool bags!

    I loved "Pilgrim's Progress".

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