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Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's Vesper Time!

I purchased this ball of the famed Vesper in Halloweeny colors from Jill when she was going through the early destash stages. With my swatching woes with Rowanspun DK and my concern with February Lady's round neck line (being an apple and all) I thought to myself, "Why not a sock?" Heck why not go for a pair even? I've picked the Chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, by Charlene Schurch, in the Ridged Feather pattern. I wasn't quite sure about socks that cast on only 44 stitches, but so far it is coming along well. It will be lacy, light sock on size 3 needles. Hope it works out.

I also started Wisp from Knitty using an unknown yarn from my stash, that feels like it has linen and cotton. Not wispy, but interesting.

With the help of Opal, I've been experimenting with a project pouch. I asked, "How will I use up my stash fabric?" She said, "Make bigger bags." Well big duh! This is the second prototype. I messed up the measurements on the first one and made it unlined (it became the Clapotis transport bag), but this second one is fully lined with an outside zipper pocket. I'm thinking it will be perfect for a project like a shawl. Opal also reminded me that needles can poke through unlined bags. Thanks! The maneki neko fabric was gifted to me by Opal's mom. Wow! I better name this bag the OM bag after Opal and Maureen.

What does make for the ideal project bag?

The second sample I call the Pride Bag. It is longer and fits a skein or two of Lamb's Pride. It will also hide that skein of Red Heart I'm too proud to admit I own. Okay, well I actually have a whole tub full from the Christmas Stocking knit on the Incredible Sweater Machine days. The stockings are indestructible. Oops, now the readers of this blog know I have acrylic yarn. I'm "out".

BTW, I found a very excellent drawstring bag tutorial here. I may experiment with it too.

I put a couple more stitch marker sets in the agates and snowflake obsidian.


Opal said...

I love BOTH bags! Thanks so much for the honorable mention. :)

I'm firmly of the opinion that you can never have enough project bags and that there are different bags for different needs! So keep'em comin'!

Rachel said...

Ooo, if you have any Hello Kitty bags coming up, please let me know, as I will swoop in and buy it double quick!

keohinani said...

wow, yay! you're using it! ^__^ they look like they're going to be AWESOME! i'm so excited!