That’s what I’d like to do… fly away… someplace warm and sunny!
In lieu of being able to do that (darn it anyway) I’m working on a Free Ravelry downloadable pattern called “Wingspan”.
I have one wing done and the second started. I have no problem saying that I considered ripping it out trying to figure out the transition to the second wing… I just didn’t have a clue what I was doing… but hey - why let that get in the way huh?
OK – so I typed the above I think on Wednesday night… and since then I’ve gotten a couple more wings done… which includes knitting in reverse 2 rows because I forgot to increase when I started the third wing. I’m way too afraid to just pull stitches out (especially with sock yarn) and expect to pick them up again – so I’ve learned to knit in reverse… kinda like backing down your driveway… just go slow!
Last weekend I finished knitting some felt coasters… and a little bag. It’s very interesting – almost magic – the way untreated wool responds to hot water and agitation… I did these by hand in the sink as the first item (a different tote that I’ll tell you about another time) didn’t work out so well in the washer – my fault but lets not go there today.
Anyway – the coasters – also a Free Ravelry download pattern (search felt coasters) I did up in a Lion Brand yarn from AC Moore. A picture of my first felted coaster and one that has been knit but not washed.
The washing process – I switched from using that juice mixer plunger lid as the heat from the boiling water I was using made the end come off – I ended up using a potato masher and then used my gloved hands to work each coaster – squashing and rolling and mushing – like making meatballs.
Here they are all pinned down to dry… and yes that is money drying over to the side. I had done a load of jeans and apparently washed some of my own money… How do I know it’s mine? Well – if it had been my husbands money it would consist of something more than ones (unfortunately he almost always uses his wallet)… if it’s ones - it must be outta my pockets.
Here is the little tote purse – a Pattern from Plymouth Yarn #F184 – also available via Ravelry. In the first picture I stuck some DPN’s in along the sides so it would lay flat to get a picture before I folded and sewed up the sides.
Felted but needs to be blocked and dried – tiny for sure. Body is only about 6.5 x 4.5 inches not counting the handle section.