Well, I did finish two items the last couple of days — BUT, they were 1) already started, b) not that difficult, and 3rd — not that fantastic. The thing is, even if you just get a base hit instead of a grand slam homer, it still counts as a hit, right?
The two things I finished are the Lopi Cardigan and the Modular Tote Purse. Both were lots more work than I anticipated — isn’t that usually the case? By the end, I wanted to cut them both up and throw them away.
Let’s start with the purse. This project became the “Thing That Would Not Die.” I have worked on it off and on for what seems like months.
Give this thing a haircut: look at the ends!
Here are some pre-felting pics:
I made a major mistake on the front flap, but did not discover it until way too late. I would have needed to re-knit 3/4’s of the flap and that was not an option, especially since I had already joined it and finished the i-cord around the entire thing! In shaping the flap (rounding the lower corners) I rounded the wrong squares! So when I joined it to the bag with the rounded corners down, the flap was 90 degrees off. It would have lined up perfectly if I had shaped the correct corners! But, like I said, too late!
Here is the felted bag drying, front view:
The second FO is the Lopi Cardigan. This is a bulky knit, wooly-wool sweater. I still need to find buttons, and truth be told, it’s still damp!
As Surly would say, “It is A sweater, not THE sweater.” It is wearable, it is kind of cute, it is very scratchy, and it looks kind of blah when it is on. Here is Lettie trying to model it:
And a close up:
So that is why I knew I could get two projects done. The potential third FO has no hope of getting done this weekend as I had hoped. It took me too long for the above items. I am going to finish my Kauni Cardigan next. I really want that off my plate. I also have an additional Hemlock to make for a shop sample for the Yarnery. I’ll be teaching the Hemlock this winter.
So the good news is that I finally got some projects done — I have not worked on Lyra for several days now, so I want to get back to that one as well.
Hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day with family and ate, ate, ate!
PS — Here is the Reynolds Lopi Pattern #82273 for those who missed in past posts:
PS Squared 😉 — When the felted purse dries, I’ll take a picture of it with the regular Modular Tote so you can compare the two sizes.