I rushed home after the two-day conference we held in another city so I could get to my final knitting class for the Garter Stitch Bag. I was only 15 minutes late. Not bad for leaving at 1:25 and walking into the class at 2:15. 67 miles in 50 minutes including parallel parking right in front of the store. You do the math.
One side of the bag was sewn together late Sunday evening. I didn’t get home from work until after dark on Monday and I didn’t have time the past two days to get any pictures of the actual sewing.
So in class today I learned how to do an attached i-cord on the top edge and am half way around it. My brain is a bit tired from all the running around the past few days and I just hope I remember how to do it tomorrow so I can finish and get this felted over the weekend.
You can see the i-cord on the top left side and my needle sticking out on the back. The blue and orange stitch holders are holding the left side together until I can finish sewing it. The yellow yarn is the provisional cast-on for the beginning of the i-cord. Hmmm…that one section doesn’t look very even. I might have to frog (rip it) that part and redo it.
I want to take “before” and “after” photos with measurements so I can get an idea of how big/small this one will be when finished. My sister (Hi Jude!) hinted that she might want one of these, too.
It looks wonderful! I really like the speck of green in there. It does look a little small for me though (hint hint). I must say there is A LOT of work involved making that. But so pretty!
I’m glad you made it back on time!!
I don’t want to do the math. It scares me!
I love the bag. You are so prolific and talented. And what’s this about hinting? Patsye