Monday, February 22, 2010

ix-nay the iddly-fay

After this, I'm going to swear off fiddly for awhile.

Back before Christmas I bought the Interweave Knits 2009 Holiday Gifts issue. I had seen the preview and fallen hard for Susan Lawrence's Little Entrelac Bags.

You know me and bags. Doesn't take much.

I had almost a full ball of Noro Kureyon left over from another bag.

Christmas came and went. [At least I think it did. It all seemed to happen so fast.] I never seemed to get the time to try the little bags. Every once in awhile I'd pull out the magazine, glance over the instructions, get scared, and move along to something else. For some reason this weekend I decided to give it a go.

I think I'm about halfway through. I emphasized 'think' because I get so turned around flipping this thing back and forth and wrapping and turning. I've never done entrelac so it is all pretty much guesswork, but I figure it is a really SMALL bag and it is going to be felted. I'm hoping any stringplay irregularities will fade to the background in the felting process.

Speaking of fiddly, I got the Twined Hat finished. It really wasn't fiddly, but it did require a LOT of untangling. I didn't mind. It was loads of FUN to knit. I know I'll make more in the future.

Finished it just in time, too. Temps this weekend were in the 60s! Aw, well. I don't play with string around here to be useful anyway.


Mary said...

Those little bags are so cute! Isn't entrelac fun?! The Twining Hat looks terrific.

minipurl said...

The Twined Hat is so pretty.
You are a constant source of inspiration to me.
I think you should start a fan club. :)
As for the temps in the 60s, I am pea green with envy.