Friday, October 06, 2006
Knitting in the Round
This is my first attempt at knitting a purse in the round, and will be my first attempt at felting. I had lots of trouble at first with it becoming a twisted mess. I now know what the pattens mean when they say, "becareful not to twist the stitches." Then I got some advice, learned another cast-on method, frogged what I had aleady knitted and started over, with success! This is pre-felting with one strap done. Tonite I hope to finish the other strap, and begin the felting process tomorrow. The pattern is my own design, based on snippets of other patterns I'd looked at. Maybe a purse of my own design is ambitious for a first attempt, but we shall see. I really like the color combinations.