Friday, November 10, 2006

. . . and seen again

I thought you might like a peek at the Interlocking Ballons scarf that I am working on for the Scarf Style knitalong. I picked this pattern because I love the undulating pattern but it is excruciating slow to knit. Usually, a repeating pattern has a right side and then a "knit or purl back" side but this often changes from side to side. Augh! I still like it but the design is not the easy point I was looking for. It will be a Christmas present - 8 more repeats of 44 lines more!

For relief, I am also working on the Fiber Trends "Sheep Tote" bag - a much easier felted style. I can almost close my eyes to knit this one! I am not putting the needle-felted sheep on the outside but I love all the extra pockets. I've never felted anything with pockets so I am looking forward to this treat.

The thread wrapped into the yarn creates a really interesting, almost aggressive texture that is very pretty when felted. Right now, however, those "jump out bumps" make me think I've dropped a stitch and I keep going back to check. So far - no problems.


Susan said...

I hear what you are saying about the Interlocking Balloons scarf. I knit that one up last year. Thought I was crazy because it didn't seem like an easy/simple knit but others were calling it that - what?!?

And then to add insult to injury I did extra repeats because my DH likes long scarves. It did turn out very nice though, I am sure yours will too.

Guinifer said...

Both projects are lovely, but I especially love the colors of your bag. Can't wait to see it after you felt it.

Ellen said...

I feel like two lines of Interlocking Balloons equal three or four inches of Felted Bag. Then, I feel the need for a stiff drink!