Monday, March 17, 2008

A Weekend of Knitting

So aside from going to go see 10,000 BC at the theater this weekend (it's meh. Wait until the dollar movie to see it), I knit. I knit quite a bit. First up, I finished Little Slip of a Thing:Here it is pre-felting.And post-felting. This thing shrunk like the devil. It is a tad smaller than I like a bag to be, but it's not too bad and I'm using it today. It's just not quite big enough to get all my normal purse things in plus a ball of sock yarn, but that's OK. Here's a close-up of the squares:If I had to do it all over again, I would have probably cast on a few more stitches and added another square or two in width to make it big enough to hold all my purse things and some yarn.

I also made two dishcloths from the cotton that I picked up from Ann at the yarn swap a couple of weeks ago:I have enough left to make a third one, so I'll probably work on that tonight. These are for my great-grandmother who asked for more dishcloths after I made her four for Christmas.

That's the knitting for today. Remember that if you leave a comment on my blog in the month of March, you'll be entered for the handspun contest that will be drawn on April 1!

Happy St. Patrick's Day too!

Knit on...

4 comments:

asterpurl said...

Nice purse!

ooo... and a contest! Glorious!

How are the mitered squares going? I'm in the midst of a pi shawl in some trekking natura I got for my b-day last year... good times...

Brian said...

Oooo, handspun yarn! I hope I'm the winner! Now I'll probably win because I don't really need any handspun. I've got plenty! :O)

ericah64 said...

That bag is COOL. Is it an original, or is there a pattern out there on the interweb somewhere?

Knitting Magic Girl said...

It's Little Slip of a Thing from Knitty!