Friday, August 7, 2009
Keepin' On Keepin' On
Blondie leaves on Sunday night.
She is going to Florida for college, and won't be back in NorCal until Christmas. (She is spending Thanksgiving with her brothers on the East Coast.)
Her going away present is a satchel. A hand knit felted satchel adapted from the pattern in Hip to Knit by ???.
I made myself one a couple of years ago, that I came across when unpacking for the apartment. I love it, so quickly started using it again. Blondie saw it, loved it, and asked if I could make her one in emerald and forest green. (Mine is teal and turquoise.)
I of course agreed...I am a push over, and she was VERY sick at the time. I just can't seem to tell the kid "no"!
Now I have 3 days left to finish it. (including felting)
And I am not done.
The problem with felting is that you have to knit the pre-felted item a lot BIGGER than it will end up being. A satchel is not a small thing. The pre-felted pieces seem to be going on and on and on and on and on and on and on...you get the idea.
Its not even hard knitting. There is just a lot of it.
I am starting to hate emerald green!