Knit it, Violet!
Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
  I'm still not thrilled, but...
Having eaten a decent meal (and felted a bit more) I don't totally hate my felted strawberry tote.
Before Felting:

And After:

Pattern:Strawberry from Spring 2007 Knitscene, designed by Kate Gilbert. Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in red, grass, and daffodil. Needles: enormous, ancient, US 13s.

I bought the magazine specifically for this pattern because it is cuteashell, but i really didn't enjoy knitting it. At all. I love fair isle...with smaller needles. the 13s and the yarn held double stranded, it was just not fun. I trudged on though, because I wanted that purse. I think my main problem (aside from my inability to fair isle neatly with those needles) was the yarn substitution. WOTA felts nicely, but not at the same proportions as Cascade 220, which the pattern called for. And duh, I didn't do a felted swatch, because 1. I'm lazy, and 2. I don't know the rate that Cascade felts at anyway. (I could figure it out, but I'm not all that fantastic at math, and i wanted to CAST ON!) I wanted the purse on the cheap, so I went with Knitpicks. Now I have a freakishly long strawberry purse, that's lumpy and bumpy because of my wild tension. I had dreams of entering this in the fair, but for now, I guess it can just hold my wallet on my glamourous trips to the grocery store. Live and learn, right?


this is really cute violet! good job. one of my goals this year is knit myself some food. like your little corn. haha.
Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

My Photo
Location: up in the redwoods, California, United States

violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

Gift Socks #3

Bear Claw Blanket

Super Secret Sweater
My Flickr
101 in 1001

Knitting Bloggers
Previous | Next

Fiber Arts Bloggers
Previous |Next

8 pairs in 2006!
6 pairs in 2007!
1 pair in 2008!

My Wish List

My Secret Pal 11 Q&A

Powered by Blogger