posts tagged: felting

lopi tote is back on track

I started Lopi over again, this time back on the 11s. Having started and stopped this bag three times now, I’m a pro at handling the casting back on for the handle holes. In order to avoid gaping holes on either side, I wanted to incorporate a k2tog. But where to do the m1 to maintain the stitch count? If I put the m1 right next to the increases, it left a large hole in the row below. (I suppose if I’d have been thinking harder I would have gone for inc in front and back of the stitch, but it’s moot now.) So I m1 one stitch out, and k2togged the first cast on with the first of the body. It’s all smooth and looks nice, with nothing ragged or out of whack. I just know that if I had allowed an errant hole, that’d be the spot where the felting failed me.

manos it is

Amy’s comment below is right–why let good Manos go unused? I think talking it out last night on the blog helped me realize that, and I happily knit away on my version of the Lopi tote using the yarn.

what’s next?

I have no idea.

I don’t know that I’ve ever really had a big knitting block before. Usually I start planning my next project while I’m still halfway through the current one. Maybe it’s because of the blog, but I feel this urge to be more systematic about my approach. Perhaps it’s that now that I’ve discovered the whole world of knit bloggers and online resources, I’m overwhelmed with possibilities.