My SSSK socks

Between waiting for my felted purse to dry and figuring out the lining, I’ve made some progress on the Slipped-Stitch Spiral Knit socks.d-socks-005

Both yarn colors are somewhat subdued so the resulting pattern is less bold than the photo on the pattern.d-socks-004

And that’s fine with me.  My goal is to have another pair of socks and use up some of my stash.  Plus my yarn stash has more fingering weight yarns that have brighter colorways.d-socks-006


The hardware for my soon-to-be felted purse/bag finally arrived in the mailbox!


I love the shape of the triangle ring that will attach to the top.


The swivel snap hooks will attach to the triangle ring.


If you need handbag hardware, the rings and snap hooks came from BagMaker Supply.  Great selection and reasonable prices. No, I’m not affiliated with them but I will be ordering from them again!

Now to the felting process!


I bought something

It’s unusual for me to purchase a single knitting pattern.  Most patterns in my collection come from magazines, books, on-line (Ravelry mostly), and my head.

Wanting something simple to knit while watching Netflix or Amazon, I started a basic sock using some uninteresting yarn.


It was a GREAT price and has been in my yarn stash for at least 10 years.


Though I do like self-striping yarn, I wanted something to at least camouflage or mix up the stripes.

Enter Dorothy’s Slip Stitch Spiral Knit Socks.



This pattern uses two different patterned or self-striping sock yarns that will help eliminate some odd balls (pun intended) of yarn and be perfect for some new socks.


My two balls of yarn?  Purple, orange and white vs green, blue, and brown.


Should be interesting.  Thank you, Rachelle for suggesting a slipped-stitch texture!

Light ash, grey and medium

We have had such a mild winter so far and the temperature got up to 72 F yesterday so I decided to shoot some pictures outdoors.016-front-001

The knitting is finally finished on the Lopi purse and am waiting (impatiently) for the hardware before beginning the felting process.017-front-002

Other than that bit of inspiration for the zigzags which came from the Don’t Skid, Honey fingerless gloves from last year, I made up the pattern as I went.  My hope is that the raised texture is still raised after felting.  If not, it can always be added later.019-back-001

I like the sturdiness of the i-cord bind off. It’s the same as the other felted bags I’ve made.


Those tabs still on the needles will be sewn over the hardware before felting. Same with the strap ends. The strap will also be lined to help with the scratchiness of the wool on my shoulder as well as to keep it from stretching out of shape.018-handle-holder-001

Maybe the hardware will arrive today and this can become a Finished Object.