I haven’t done much knitting this week – I can’t say why other than work has been very busy, I’ve been tired – and I have new apps on my iPhone that have distracted me on the train (crossword puzzles, NY Times!).
But I did manage to finish the lunch bag…
Pattern: Brown Bag, Knitty
Yarn: Knitpicks Wools of the Andes Bulky, Colorway Redwood Forest (no link – still holding the grudge)
Started: July 31, 2008
Finished: July 6, 2008
I really enjoyed knitting this – mindless knitting was just perfect for this week. Although I really wanted to knit the shawl, I needed this bag this week – something to do at night while zoning out in front of the TV.
I did enjoy working with the yarn, and although I’m currently “mad” at KnitPicks, I can see ordering more of it. It is very soft and I loved how the colors worked up. The picture above isn’t the best, but it does show how nicely this striped – except for the flap where it actually pooled in squares that I sort of liked…
I use my lunch bag everyday and really love it – and I hope my friend likes hers too. I still have to sew on some snaps, but its done for the most part…
I finished it and couldn’t remember if you had to weave in ends before or after felting. Apparently the right answer is before. So now I’m going to have to figure out a way to cut this and hide it. But I’ll figure it out and the plan is to bring it to the recipient this weekend – maybe filled with some extra tomatos, zucchini and peppers from the garden…
Thanks for all the great suggestions by the way! Some of the comments definitely made me laugh – I think you all think I’m harder on myself than I actually am! But I really enjoyed reading everything, and will certainly use all of them! Remember – one more day to enter the contest, so please – give me your ideas!
I’m happy its Friday and the weekend is here. I’m going to Kraemer’s tomorrow with Chris and then to lunch. And then knitting group. And then Dan is coming to dinner for homemade carnitas. Maybe golf on Sunday. Or maybe a nap and/or floating in the pool – who knows! Definitely some relaxing and knitting.
I hope you have a great weekend!
P.S – did you see this? How disappointing – I have always liked him – but really – what a jackass.