Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Knitting today—string grocery bag
I've ensconced myself on the couch for a while; I've started knitting on this, from Purlbee. I'm using the Peaches and Cream I had used for the background color for a few dish clothes, rather than the Rowan cotton that was suggested. The P&C is worsted weight (and very cost effective, too!), rather than the fine, almost fingering weight of the Rowan. I'm still using number 9 needles, though. I tried 13's, but I think the holes of the lace would have been too large to be practical.
I'm eager to see how quickly this will work up, too; and I'll get some more practice in picking up stitches when I come to do the i cord for the handles. I'd like to get this done before the weekend and use it.
This might be a great start on designing something myself, and maybe starting to dye, too. This ecru color is pretty darn blah, and I'm sure I'm going to need another skein, whose dye lot probably won't be the same.
I'm taking a break from the shop, too, which is a good thing, I think. I'm waiting to see what transpires when our final member returns at the end of the month, but I'm thinking that group enterprises are not for me . . .