Friday, April 22, 2005


Well I've finished my bag and it's in the washer right now felting. It's been in for approx 20 min and there is no noticeable difference. I'm hoping that I don't have to do it by hand that would suck.

I did a bad thing. I knitted at my desk between calls today. That's a big no no. Especially since the call center is at less that 90% for quality. Oh well. I wasn't told to stop and several people saw me doing it. Hopefully that means that I'll be able to do more knitting and get my projects done faster. I don't take the bus to work like Miriam so I can't do it on my way in or home. I'm stuck doing it when I get home and staying up late. That makes me a not so pleasant person. I'll post a pic of the bag when I'm done felting it.

I just checked on the bag after about 30 min in the washer and there is now a noticeable difference. BTW it's a front loading washer which everyone told me wouldn't work to felt the bag. I've restarted the cycle as it was about the spin and rinse and the bag's not ready for that.

That's all for tonight as it's after midnight and I have to get some sleep tonight. I'll update tomorrow with pics and if I end up hand felting.


Thursday, April 21, 2005


Okay here they are the long awaited pictures. I have finished the 2 end pockets on my bag and one of the two side pockets. Here's a pic before I picked up for the side pockets.

Looks kinda like a sweater with arms at this point.

I also bought some patterns from KnitKit yesterday. I hope to have those soon. 3 new bag patterns. Yeah.

I've also started working on washcloths for the house. My mom buys those cheap ones that come like 10 for $1. I've got some really purty cotton yarn for those and I'll be sure to post a pic as soon as it's done prolly this weekend sometime.

Here's a picture just for pictures sake. This was what I saw when I looked out the window at work yesterday around 10:45 am. Isn't it loverly?


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Self Challenge and Lies

Okay so I lied again and didn't post pics like I said I would. I went home last night and started knitting and didn't stop till after the first episode of ATHF was over. So obviously I was tired and couldn't stay up any longer. ATHF comes on at 1AM on Adult Swim. So I promise on penalty of death to post pics tonight.

Thanks to Kimi for linking to the Self Challenge I've signed up and will be posting updates on this as they happen. Right now I'm 5'7" and 205lbs. I want to get down to at least 160. Looks like I'm going to the gym after work today.

On the knitting front. I have the main body of the bag to felt done and the two end pockets. I have started on the first side pocket and once I have those done and sewn to the main body I'll just have the i-cord strap to do. A 64" i-cord. I am sooooo looking forward to that.

Also it was a nasty day today weather wise. Rain and snow on the bench. blech. When's it going to be spring. I was wearing shorts on Monday and now I'm back in a sweater and jacket


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

New Project Idea

Thank you Isela for making me spend even more money on yarn and supplies. After seeing your pda bag I now have to make something similar for my new digital camera. At least it wont take me very long. Perhaps I'll be able to make it with the left overs from my large project bag. I've also decided to make Hot Tamale for my maid of honor Nichole.

We'll have to see when I'm done with that bag if I have enough left for the camera bag. I have completed the main body of the bag and am now working on the end pockets. I think it'll be really cool. I've just changed color when I ran out of the one I was working on so the pockets are going to be uneven stripes. one is like half red half black. The other end will be all black, and then the side pockets will be part black part red. I'm not sure what the i-cord handle will end up being probably both colors as well. I'll post a pic tonight as I'm at work right now and with my new schedule I actually get off at a reasonable hour. 7:45 Mountain time. So come back later tonight or tomorrow to see those pics.

Oh yeah I also modified the pattern so the eyelets are in the right place now. That was a pain in the butt. At least I'll be able to hold the straps the way they're supposed be held. Yeah me. I modified a pattern all by myself. Woot!!


Monday, April 18, 2005

Bad Me

Okay so I lied and didn't get my pics up like I promised last Thursday night. Bad me. Sorry I was really busy with work and knitting. I stayed up late almost every night these last few days knitting.

I got the main body of a bag to be felted done but either I messed up somewhere or the pattern I was following is wrong. The eyelets for the strap are in the wrong places. So I have to rip back to that row (I think it's like 10 rows back) and after doing the math figure out where the eyelets really go. It's a very frustrating thing when you think you're done and then find out that you have at least another 2 hours of work to do.

You should have heard the nasty words coming out of my mouth when I saw this this morning at about 3 AM.

Here's my bag shortly before the eyelet fiasco.