Saturday, May 07, 2005

Felted bag update

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It's really, really nice out today. Not really a day for knitting.

Here are some photos of the felted bag I'm working on:

From Summer 2005 Interweave Knits
I really really like this wool--Cascade 220 Quatro

I'm making this bag in Cascade 200, which I'm told is excellent for felting. It was recommended to me by the ever-friendly staff at Wool 'n Things, a great store in Orleans, an Ottawa suburb. I have to make mention here about how well I think this store is doing. The shop opened in December, and they've far surpassed the selection that was previously available here in town. When I went in on Saturday, I was surprised to find a very complete line of Rowan (hard to find in Canada), and lots of fun stuff like Southwest Trading Company's Soy yarn, which is like candy on a string. They also stock lots of Phildar, have lots of sales, and keep very current on what's going on in knitting land. They take online orders, but their website doesn't do much to show what they actually stock. Kudos to them for doing such a great job in giving us Ottawa knitters something different.

I haven't spent much time on this bag since I picked up the materials last weekend; I've really only sat down with it once during a one-hour show earlier this week. Much of that time was spent learning how to knit continental, and I'm eager to sit down with it again (when it's not so nice outside). I'm loving the colour, I think this stuff's going to be a regular part of my collection from now on.

And now, time for a bike ride!


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