Friday, April 14, 2006

Slow and steady wins the race....


Well, here I am at the next point in this mitered striped felted bag. I got the front and back done, as you can see. I started the sides last night and ran out of yarn. But, luckily for me, I have quite the stash of wool in my home. Now, I have to decide whether I want to follow the pattern that tells me to make three different colors for each edge piece or do I want to follow my gut and do all the same in the dark grey that I started. I think, if I do the three different colors, it might look incredibly "busy" and take away from the stripe pattern. What do you think? Please leave me your thoughts so I can ponder this with some other knitters. Notice the LARGE cup of coffee and my cat in the picture? If I sit with my coffee, she will be up in my lap in a flash. No knitting when Phoebe is around. Anyway, I need to think about the whole one color versus three issue.

My parents took off for the weekend to Washington D.C. with some family friends. They took the train and were so excited to go and do something new. I am "itching" to go on an adventure too. This week is school vacation and sometimes we go to Cape May for a few days to just play on the beach and walk around the shops. It's a bit warmer there and the last time we went, we had 70 degree days that were beautiful. But, alas, I have a little one at home with the flu. The poor thing missed most of this week of school and is still not feeling up to par. So, maybe this week, when she feels better, we will be hitting the movie theater for all those cute kids movies that are out and, of course, the mall. I believe a new pair of sandals for the summer would cheer anyone up after being sick for so long! Happy knitting and please don't forget to leave your thoughts about my felted bag.

3 comments:

Karen said...

Oohh, any post with a big cup of coffee in it is a great post. :) I think I would make the edge pieces all in the grey too. I hope your daughter feels better soon so you can all do some fun stuff next week. Happy Easter!

Elizabeth said...

Go with the gray - other colors will distract. It will be (already is) gorgeous!

Purl Needlemeyer said...

First, I can't believe you have your coffee and your cat so close to your knitting. That spells disaster at my house.
Second, if it doesn't work out as a bag, it looks great as placemats. Knit on!