Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about Frog it or Finish it Friday. This week’s project is a finisher, so I’ve just been working on trying to finish it. This is a project that I started quite a while ago. I would say it was probably in the summer of 2006 because Hoops and Yoyo are in my original picture:
The yarn is Steadfast Wonderful Wool ($3.74/oz.) and Knitpicks Palette ($1.13/oz.). I was trying to design my own felted purse for Agent J. I had some notes so I was able to pick up where I left off which was here:
One side is complete and the other side about half way. So far I have finished the second side and seamed them together. This is not, however, the original plan. I was going to knit a long strap to connect the two pieces together and my notes say something about using short rows, but you know what? I just don’t remember what my intentions were so I’m making up a new version. Tonight, I think I’m going to knit an applied I-cord along the top and then decide what I shall do for straps. Really, the main reason this project is a finish and not a frog is because Agent J insists that I must finish it for her. And it is not like I have really ever forgotten about this project because I’m sure she has been reminding me at least once a month for the last couple of years. When I first started talking about Frog it or Finish it Fridays, she jumped at the idea and lobbied for her project to be at the beginning.
The above photo show a close up of the beads that are randomly inserted throughout the fabric. I’m not sure what they are going to do during the felting process, but I think I’ll be able to get them to all poke through to the correct side in the finished product. Of couse, the whole felting process is another matter as I did make felted swatches when designing this, but they were felted in my old washer and not my new one. As a mater of fact, I haven’t even felted anything since getting my new washer. I guess I have plenty of yarn to do another swatch, but wouldn’t it be more fun to just run it through and see what happens?
Thanks to everyone for all the camera advice/opinions/support. I haven’t been back out to look at them yet. I hope that maybe they will have some left at Circuit City that I can go see this week before they close. I went to Ritz Camera last week to look and the salesman was extremely helpful and I just can’t go back when I know I don’t intend to actually make the purchase there, but I think it would be ok to go and look at Circuit City as they are going out of business anyway. I have been very busy with asking around to find out what kinds of people I know–Canon or Nikon. Canon seems to inspire more passion and loyalty among its supporters. At least so far, we shall see…
Next Week’s Frog or Finish Project:
Stayed tuned for next Friday (ish) when I will show you the results of Agent J’s Felted Bag and I will attempt to retrieve a project from the depths of a box filled mostly with random balls of yarn (if I can find that box, that is.)