Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Stitchin' Never Ends

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to knit these two projects so close together. Both projects are just rounds and rounds of basic garter stitch. It's a little monotonous. The good news is that the carpet bag is nearing completion. It is turning out to be huge.

It doesn't really look like Kureyon to me any more. The striping seems a little bit lost. I do like the variegated color though and I imagine that I'll like it even more after the bag is felted. I'm expecting to finish the knitting of this bag over the Thanksgiving weekend coming up. I plan on spending a good part of the weekend knitting.

I'm hoping to get it finished so I can figure out lining and handles and get all the supplies so I can finish the bag up over my Christmas vacation. I'm going to have a couple weeks off work again. Plus my mom is coming to visit, so I'll have an expert seamstress in house!

I also got a little jump start on my Portland Sweater using the Noro Sakura. It's more of the same, just rounds and rounds of garter stitch. The good thing about this one is that I'm really excited about the colors and texture of the yarn all knit up. It is going to be an excellent light weight sweater, great for spring. It has such a different feel than the Kureyon I'm using for the bag. I'm hoping to make some more progress on this sweater this weekend

It's kind of nuts to be knitting this now. I knit a 100% worsted weight wool sweater in July; now I'm knitting this light weight sweater at the beginning of winter. Well, maybe I'll get myself straightened out eventually.

10 comments:

angelarae said...

That bag is going to be gorgeous...just look at those colors! It'll be interesting to see what you do with the lining and handles.

Ang

Esoteric Knitter said...

Things are looking good. I can't wait to see more. :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Well, you definately have NOROvember all worked up!! Those colors are absolutely gorgeous!! I love them both! Great job!

cpurl17 said...

And you've got the Noro virus!!

Can't wait to see the bag!

Monika said...

LOL - you are just a tiny bit off, but that's O.K. because, now that it's cold you have a sweater, and when it's going to get warmer again, you have the lighter sweater ready. I think you are on to something here....

Bezzie said...

Oh beautiful! I love your carpet bag because it doesn't stripe! Can't wait to see it felted--have a good Turkey Day!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I never get tired of Nora, *sigh*.

elizabeth said...

Oh, I can't wait to see that sweater! The colors look great! Happy TG!

Bobbi said...

I hear you about the garter stitch but the colors on both are lovely!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. That carpet bag is going to be fabulous!