Gypsy Woman: Pre-Felt

The knitting of Gypsy Woman is complete.

I’ll admit that I am a bit worried about the change in yarn weights, evidenced in the photo, but a colleague suggested that this change may add character after felting. We’ll see because I am not about to re-knit all that garter stitching.

I have only to sew in my tails and then it’s felting time!

Like A Prayer: Yarn Found!

The El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild had our annual holiday potluck and fire sale this past weekend.

I had taken Like A Payer shawl with me to show Brandi, the raffle/yarn queen. I figured if anyone would come across the right kind of yarn to finish it, it would be her.

While mingling and taking photos, I decided to peruse the fire sale – like I really need more yarn! Well, guess what I found? Some “Tuna” to finish Like A Prayer. Ha ha ha ha ha!

So, I will frog the linen and replace with Tuna! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Gypsy Woman: Work In Progress

Having located my wool rug yarn when I found my acrylic rug yarn, I decided to make another felted bag. Wow! This stuff is super bulky, with a burlap-like texture that feels like a welcome mat. So bad that spit-joins don’t hold securely!

I also happened across a yarn I had recently purchased during the 2018 Los Angeles Yarn Crawl to support a local store; it turned out to be wool and required the same needle size. The last yarn was a light blue, braid yarn, similar to Wollhaus, but more crusty – most likely from age and smoke, as the person who gave it to me is a smoker; a burn test revealed it to be a natural fiber (wool?) also.

My plan is to create the fabric, the bag and then felt it! As I am a bit of a novice when it comes to felting, I am bit excited. Final destination of this bag also remains undetermined: charity, gift or me?

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: On da Hook

While in my stash looking for my rug yarns, I also found a bunch of old worsted wool skeins and thought it would be fun to create a felted bag. So using the same Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder pattern, I began Brother, Can You Spare A Dime.

Once again the final destination of this bag remains undetermined: charity, gift or me!

Under The Bridge: On da Hook

I saw the Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder pattern in my All Crochet Patterns eNewsletter last week and really liked the design technique, involving a little bit of origami.

I dive into my stash revealed some acrylic rug yarn, most likely super bulky weight. Good opportunity to rid myself of it, but unsure about amount of super bulky yarns in my stash. I know I have some Lion Brand Homespun, but I think that is bulky. Oh well, I can always leave as a UFO until such time I acquire more super bulky yarns. It could happen…just read what happened with Like A Prayer.

I am crocheting this using a US K, which seems smaller than what one would normally use for super bulky; this leads me to believe I can use the LB Homespun, without checking.

Final distribution of this project remains undetermined, as to gift, self or charity.