A Knititng Diary

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Purse Lining January 14, 2009

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Due to the intense cold and bulk of snow, I have yet to venture outside and go to the local fabric store.  Instead I decided to order some fabric off of ReproDepot.  They always have really fun fabric.  This morning I spent a long time perusing the different styles and comparing it against the purse I’m knitting.  Finally I made a decision on this and expect it to be here within a week or so.  Tonight when my friend comes over I plan to work on the strap.

I won’t seam the bottom together until after I’ve put in the lining.  Last time I put lining into a purse I disocvered what a pain it is to do when you’ve already seamed the bottom together!  This time I’ll sew the lining in a circle appropriate to the size of the purse and then seam it to the purse itself.  Only after then when I’m sure it fits will I seam the bottom up.  I may put the zipper in too before I seam the bottom.  That seems like it’ll work best also.

I checked the status of my order from KnitPicks and it should be here in two days!  That will be perfect timing so I can cast on something new with my knitting group!  I definitely want to felt it, but I’m wondering if maybe I won’t do the stripes (especially since I did stripes with this purse) but instead played with a design that felted together.  It’s something I definitely will have to look into more once I get the yarn.  Or, if I’m feeling a little burnt out on purses, I’ll c/o the socks for my dad!

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Pants! November 11, 2008

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Today I finished up my knit pants in their entirety.  My son just loves to model my knitwear for me and have his picture taken.  I can’t wait until he’s old enough for these pictures to be embarrassing 🙂  Anyhow.  The pants were finished in the knitting phase yesterday afternoon.  I didn’t quite have enough of one fabric to line the pants (I honestly thought about doing an apple print for the front side and plain black in the back just to be quirky) so we made a quick run to the fabric store.  There was a little over a yard left of this cute polka dot fabric in flannel and I just knew it was the right stuff to use.  And hey, for $3 I got pant liner and can make a toy of the leftover stuff!

So here’s Exhibit A of my son wearing the pants.  I used the numbers for an 18 month old since I went to a size 6 needle (the pattern calls for size 5).  I’m hoping that my cousin isn’t too tall and that these pants will be short on her.  😦  If anything they’ll look cute with baby snow boots.  Plus I’m always forgetting that babies/toddlers aren’t like me.  I hate short pants.  I’m sure they’re wonderful for babies so they aren’t always tripping over the miles of extra leg.

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Exhibit B is the cable trim on the sides of the pants.

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Exhibit C is the polka dot flannel lining.

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And even after all of this work knitting a s/s sweater for myself and these pants, I still have 3 skeins left of the yarn.  I’ve got my eyes set on some knit toys and maybe a hat.  And if all else fails I can donate it to Prairie Yarns 🙂