I started knitting on Sunday and am surprised at how far I actually am! Originally when I was in the yarn store I was thinking back to my last purse I knit. I bought 200 some yards of yarn and it knit up only about 5″ high; so this time I thought that I’d need at least 600 yards for a decent size (I’ve been thinking messenger bag size). Well, like I said in my last post, Prairie Yarns is sending me a second skein when it arrives, but the more I look at my knitting, the more I know that I won’t be using that second skein on this particular project. The flirtation cable always makes my hands cramp up a bit (the whole 2 rows where it’s constant 5RPC/5LPC/5RPC and then 5LPC/5RPC/5LPC), so I try to do only a couple of repeats at a time. Well, as of this afternoon, I’ve knitted 9 inches! My plan of action is to knit 2 more repeats of the cable pattern and then 1 inch of straight st st so I can stitch the bottom together. After this is done (probably tomorrow) I will start looking into what kind of fun fabric to use as lining. I’ve always loved the fabric at ReproDepot and think that they will have something perfect.
It has been snowing and our entire state has been under weather advisories/blizzard warnings since Sunday. I am so relieved that I can just sit in the house and knit or snuggle my kitties. The only bad thing is that this bad weather is making me not so excited to wait for it to warm up so I can go skiing or take the little guy sledding; I’m kind of just wanting spring/summer to be here already!