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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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Knitting Confessions June 29, 2008

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Confession #1

I am so addicted to knitting and completing projects, it’s not even funny.  Proof?  Tonight (well, last night) was the second time I chose to knit instead of going out dancing with my guy friends.  Tonight is the second time I’ve stayed up ’til after 3 knitting/completing a knitting project.

Confession #2

I really hate seaming.  Mostly because I haven’t gotten the hang of mattress seaming.

Confession #3

I really need to find different needles or a different technique so I don’t have to hand sew my liners and handles onto my knitted projects.  Tonight I spent 2 hours hand sewing my liner and handles.  😦  Not fun.  But I hesitate to use my sewing machine because the last few times I tried to seam anything that was thicker than sweatpants, my needles exploded.  I have gone through 5 needles because of this, so I’m beyond wary of using my machine on my knitting.

Confession #4

Sometimes I hate what I’m knitting until it’s completed.  The bag I completed tonight I was so not in love with as much while putting the parts together.  But now that it’s done, I am impressed with myself and love it.

Well, I should probably bag some zzzz’s before starting a whole new day.