SWS Bag - Before Felting
SWS Bag, After Felting
I finally felted that little bag that I crocheted out of two skeins of Patons Soy Wool Stripes. I washed it twice and it felted beautifully. It shrunk about 2-1/2 inches, all around. I'm not sure about what sort of straps I'll add...maybe something braided. I may add some button closures or just a snap. I'll wait until it speaks to me.
I've been knitting along on "My Favorite Sweater," inspired by Wendy Bernard's pattern in "Custom Knits." I'm at the point now where there's lots of mindless stockinet stitch....perfect for TV watching. I can't wait to add the ribbing at the bottom and the ribbed button band. I have about 8 more inches to go before starting the ribbing. It fits nicely and I like the shape. I think this will be an excellent everyday sweater.
A couple of weeks ago at the Fairview Knitters meeting, Jamie was de-stashing. I picked up 7-1/2 skeins of this interesting yarn called "Andito." Jamie thinks she may have bought it years ago at our departed and beloved Super Yarn Mart. It's a little scratchy, but I really like the colors. I may just have to knit or crochet yet another purse with this yarn! Have you got any ideas?
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