Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Monday, August 28, 2006

Back into harness

DH is off to work (at 5:15 every weekday) and as a part-time employee, I have the day free - as it were - so errands will be run, kitties will be petted, another thousand words will go into the new novel, and knitting may be initiated. I have silk (Thank you Dave! www.cabincovemercantile.com ) And I plan to find beads. Three shades of silk in alternating rows in seed stitch with beads? sounds like a party sweater to me!

I finished a knitted linen table-cloth thingy last night. Time to wash and block. If you want your linen to soften quickly, Soak it over night, then freeze it, microwave it hot, and freeze it again a few times. It breaks down the stiff fibers quicker. I used to be one of the only weavers on the west coast who made linsey-woolsey yardage. Then I blew out my shoulders and I don't weave much anymore. Knitting is kinder, gentler, and more portable.

If you wear your socks before you get the ends woven in, do they still count as finished objects?

3 Comments:

  • At 4:39 PM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    Mmm. Beads sound lovely. Looking forward to seeing what this turns into.
    Good luck!
    Your book is great. It's such an interesting story.

     
  • At 5:55 PM , Blogger Roxie said...

    Glad you like it, Dave! Thanks so much. Tell your friends!

     
  • At 5:40 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Yes...consider the ends decorations... everything you describe is so gorgeous... I miss knitting that much... but BOUND is so close to done--I need to finish the rough draft so it can cook a while for spicing,,,,

     

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