So, how’s NaBloPoMo going for you? It’s hard for me to say if it’s a good or bad thing just yet – I’m not finding it too difficult to blog every day since I *do* knit every day, I just hope it isn’t too boring for the readers!
Today was actually somewhat eventful in my knitting world. I got my Ravelry T-shirt:
See, now you know what gauge is for Ravelry. 😉
I baked some banana bread:
And I knit on some neglected WIPs. Clementine and Madder Rib, to be exact. Here’s my measly progress on Madder Rib:
Pan likes to help by inspecting the items being photographed.
The yarn, Fabel, was a gift from my fab SP jochibi.*
See, the thing is, I don’t really like ribbing. (Yes, I know I just knit an entire sweater in 2×2 rib.) I think this pattern will turn out well in this yarn, but I don’t enjoy the actual process of knitting the ribbing much. I often get the urge to cast something on, start it, and then leave it lying around in a sock bag on the top of my dresser stalled at the ribbing, like I did with these guys. Unfortunately for them, they’re *entirely* ribbing. I started them in October but then got sidetracked with the Frankensocks and the Secret Spook socks.
* Funny thing… I was looking back at that post from when I first got the Fabel yarn and I realized I had written about buying thread to sew my Spork. Well today I actually did some of the sewing on Spork too! I need to locate the bag that contains the straps and clippies to hold the flap closed, but I had the bag itself with the shoulder strap and I sewed the ends of that strap together and sewed them to the sides of the bag so the Spork is now usable.
It’s a little smaller than I thought it would be, which may be due to the felting – I didn’t use the same yarn as specified in the pattern – and it’s also a little more floppy than I’d like. Although, after the success of helping Rachel line her bag and my recent experiences with sewing on my knitted items, maybe I’ll line it…
But, at any rate, it’s a very good pattern and produces an adorable bag. It would also be really easy to size up or down, or to change the shape, just by doing some simple math.