Saturday, June 11, 2005

Photo happy

A finished Rebecca sweater:

I had problems with the neckline being too plunging, but a couple rows of garter stitch and then the crocheted picot edging, the neckline is perfect. See?

Elizabeth and I did a swap awhile back and she sent me the makings of a felted bag along with a pattern she wrote herself (you can find it here. It was my first attempt at felting and though it's taken me awhile to actually go felt it, I think the results are wonderful! I used some leather strips that I found at M&J Trimmings and an eyelet maker to put eyelets into the strips (doubled) and attach them to the bag.

I was at The Point last Sunday to meet up with Abbey, who was making a pit stop in NYC on her way upstate with her family. Little did I know that it was going to be packed in there because Amy was going to be there! Check out the blog to see the pics of The Point and of all the people that came out to hang with her. Here's a pic of me and Abbey:

When I left The Point, I left with 3 balls of Noro Kureyon to make a Booga Bag. I figured since I needed to felt Elizabeth's bag, I may as well try something else as well. Here it is all knit up:

It still needs another washing; there's still stitch definition in both the bag and the icord. But I love the colors and the way it's coming out. I think I'm officially addicted to felting.

Last week I bought ribbon yarn (Schulana Samt-Color in the color on the left) and started a Ribbon X-Back. This is what I have so far, just starting on the 3rd ball:

I have joined Sockapalooza Two. I can't wait to see who my sock pal is!


Jennifer said...

So many beautiful projects! The Rebecca sweater looks fabulous, and I want the felted bag!!! I like the Kureyon you picked for your Booga Bag; mine is still waiting in the wings. Good work!!

Laura said...

Great Rebecca sweater. It's on my list of things to do. Unfortunately, that list just seems to grow faster than I can knit.

Be sure to try on that X-back before you get too far! Many many people (including myself) had to frog their X-backs because they were too large. That seed stitch is deceptively stretchy.


You have been very busy indeed! I love the Rebecca jumper and the neck looks great. Nice one!

Elizabeth said...

You look hot in that sweater! Va Va VOOM! Nice job.

I'm glad to see the finished bag. It looks great. I'll tell Zib we have our first FO for our Gallery.

Gina said...

I love the colorway you selected for your Ribbon Xback. Gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished tank!

goodkarma said...

There you are! Ah, the Rebecca sweater turned out perfectly and looks great on you. The finishing looks just right. Bravo! :)

Abbey said...

Hey, Karen!

It was so much fun meeting you and hanging out in NYC! I still can't believe that we were there the same night that Amy was... did you see Patrick and Hannah even made it into one of her blog pictures. :)

Thanks again for being such a great tour guide!