Monday, February 11, 2008

All over but the felting

Over the weekend I finished the strap for the messenger bag and put the whole thing together. Now I just need to find a top-loading washing machine so I can do the scary felting...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Messenger bag -- progress!

I made good progress on the felted messenger bag over the weekend.

Some finished blocks:

Some more (at this point I had seven balls of yarn hanging off the thing...that was fun):

And the finished piece with all the ends woven in:

I'm now in the middle of doing the strap/sides. Then I attach it all together. And then comes the totally scary part of agitating the hell out of it in hot water. And THEN comes the really scary part of cutting HOLES IN THE FRONT FLAP. Eek!

Monday, February 04, 2008

I finally figured out this sock thing

Here's a pair of socks I made for my husband. And they've been through the wash once too. I finally know what I'm doing!

Do you want a pair? If I know you (and I like you!) and you think you might want a pair of lovely crocheted socks, leave me a comment with the measurement of the circumference of your foot around the ball. Is it closer to 8, 8.5, or 9 inches? And also, how long is your foot is from the tip of your big toe to the end of your heel? Oh, and tell me if you want a long or short ankle. Go to this site and tell me which yarn floats your boat. If you hate all those yarns, suggest one to me. Must be sock yarn, or fingering weight.

And some point in the relatively near future, look forward to a surprise package in the mail!