Slipped-Stitch Spiral Knitted socks are finally finished.
Two unexciting balls of self-striping patterned sock yarn used produced a unique blend of colors and patterns.
I didn’t try to match up the patterns on the second sock so they are both similar yet different.
I used up some stash yarn which was the purpose but I still have lots more to knit up.
When I knit another pair using this wonderful
sock pattern, I will make the leg another inch or so longer. Just my personal preference.
gift an item that was sub par so I removed one button/snap band, lined up the ridges and snaps and sewed it back on.
I feel better even though I’m sure the Birthday Girl didn’t care. I did.
The color is hard to capture on camera but the above picture is pretty close to the actual color. I try to include a care tag and a bit of extra yarn with all my gifted items. It also shows how many stitches are in the item. The gifts weren’t opened before we left so no pictures of the model and sweater.
My Don’t Tread on Me purse/bag went from this…
..to this in a few steps.
After the first cycle through the washer.
That blob of stuff in the upper left is what I pulled out of the washer and was attached to the bag as it felted.
Second cycle…and more fuzziness.
The raised lines are felting into the bag.
I needed a third hot/cold wash cycle to get the final felting I wanted. This is a close-up of the strap. See all that fuzz?!?!
I started defuzzing the strap. See the difference between the left side and the right side?
The main bag portion getting sheared.
These duckbill scissors worked great and I didn’t worry (too much) about accidentally cutting into the felted fabric.
A piece of foam cut to size serves as a stabilizer under the lining. A flexible glue holds it in place.
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Finally finished last week! And I L.O.V.E. it!
The zigzags remind me of tire treads so I decided to name my purse “Don’t Tread on Me.”
The treads felted flat into the knitted body but are slightly visible in the lower section in certain lighting. Perhaps less felting would have retained the raised texture.
The ombre effect turned out well.
swivel hook and triangle ring.
All the stuff I carry…
…has a place.
Project details later.
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