I’ve completed the knitting of the evening bag and all that remains is the felting. Pre-felting it’s about 12 inches from top to bottom. Jocelyn was correct in yesterday’s comments — this is the same bag that’s listed in the prizes for Critter Knitters — Knit Happens donated a kit to knit the bag and when we put the kit together, I bought the pattern and yarn to make one of my own.
I did indeed hold the Heilo double, as the pattern is written for a heavy worsted weight. So with the eyelash yarn, I was knitting with three strands of yarn. It wasn’t at all a problem — I was using a size 11 needle and was able to navigate my way through with ease — even on the decreases, where I was knitting six strands of yarn together. Woo-hoo! Life on the edge!
Speaking of Critter Knitters
A Canadian reader asked yesterday if we’d be charged customs duty on blankets sent from Canada. I’m 99.9% sure that the answer is no, so send ‘em on down! Any readers have any thoughts on this?
So I’m back to knitting on my Not-Colinette poncho. The colors remind me of Lucy — maybe that’s why I like them so much. And the yarn I’m using in place of Isis (Crystal Palace Splash) is so soft and furry, I feel like I’m knitting with kitten tails!
Hoo-yah! This is life in the knitting-guilt-free zone! It’s liberating, ain’t it? Wheeeeeee!
Some interesting comments yesterday to my post about knitting guilt.
Funny thing — I never feel guilt or remorse about buying yarn. No matter how much I have. Yarn and books is pretty much all I spend my spare cash on. It works for me, and I’m not in the habit of answering to anyone about what I spend my hard-earned bucks on. (Ooh! Bad sentence construction alert!)
Lucy Has No Guilt
Here she is, enjoying the new bookcase I bought.
And the box it came in!
Knit Happens got a nice write up in today’s Washington Post! You can read it here.
Happy Earth Day.