Monday, January 30, 2006

A Knit Filled Weekend ...

Friday I was sick but I did get my felted fish handbag Felted..... and now it's drying. Next step will be to do some embroidery to help it look even more like a fish. The handle might be too long, but I have an idea of how to fix that if it is. In fact, the way the pattern had me make the handle came out tangled & knotted up in the felting process. I couldn't deal with it so I cut them off and knitted on I-cords instead and felted the bag again. Okay, I know Paula is going to commit about that, haha! I'm reserving judgement on how I've done until after I can say it's really completed and that won't be until I've done the embroidery. This pattern is from Folk Bags by Vicki Square and believe it or not, I already have the yarn to do the Fish Lips bag as well. You may notice below that I purchased the pattern for felted Clog slippers also.

Can we say FELTING is additive?

I also worked between the two baby afghans I'm crocheting and knitting for my first great grandchild. With all the coughing I did, I better sterilize them before I'm done. If I have time, I want to include a crocheted sweater & bonnet. But I might be nuts to think I'll get it done by February 18!!

Saturday we had to go to a play that two of our grandsons were in ... it was a musical called "Into the Woods" ... really cute and I just loved hearing the boys sing. I made sure I brought plenty of cough drops with me and of course I knitted while I waited for the show to begin...

When do I fit in the time to do swatching for The Knitting Olympics? Will I find the time? Can I do Fair Isle knitting in 16 days? Oh dear, another delima ... "to Steek of Not to Steek."

Steeks is something else I've never done before. But it is the difference of being a Knitter or a knitter according to The Yarn Harlot. I do want the vest to come out fantastic and something I'd be proud to wear. Of course, I think I'd use the Crocheted Steeks method.... okay, I guess I'll be doing steeks. I can do it ... I think I can ... I think I can.... I know I can! (say that 100 times more)

I guess my work area won't get cleaned up and organized beforehand either. Heavens, what have I committed myself too? The world of knitting is crazier than I imagined and I think I've gone nuts with it!
But then ... I'm in good company.


Jess said...

Steek! Steek! Steek! You can do it, Rhonda.

christine said...

hey rhonda - i just discovered your new blog! awesome -- and you're getting nutty right off the bat :) just wanted to say i love your fish bag. it'll be gorgeous to see with some finishing embroideries and stitches.