having fun in the kitchen and lots of crafty goodness all while living a nontraditional lifestyle
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Back to the Needles
Hey, wasn't this mostly a knitting blog?! heh Haven't been doing so much of that lately. I think being stuck in the desert in ridiculous heat finally sucked the will to knit out of me... I'm starting to find the urge again now though. I bought this yarn with the intention of making a felted messenger bag. It was from a non-profit shop in Seattle and cost next to nothing (well under $2 for three cakes of super bulky wool). It's been stored in a suitcase under my bed the past few months, waiting for inspiration to strike and prompt me to do some math to figure out stitch counts for the simple pattern I had in mind. That day (technically, night) finally came around 1 this morning (still on AZ time even though I'm in IN for the weekend).
Step One: Knit a swatch - unavoidable here!
Step Two: Beat the crap out of it... er, FELT it... to judge shrinkage