Yesterday, while Theresa was weaving in all those ends, I was finishing up the handle so I could felt the entrelac bag. And I have to tell you, the most amazing thing about entrelac felting is how incredibly flat it gets! It's like blocking lace, for goddnes sakes! You throw this lumpy, textured thing into the washer and this super flat, stained glass looking bag magically comes out. So much fun!
As I feared, I ran out of yarn before I could finish the handle -- that was 5 skeins of Noro Kureyon and it wasn't enough! -- so the pattern needs a bit of tweaking before it's ready for publication. That means I will be knitting another bag to test the changes. And fortunately yarn arrived yesterday:
Ooooh! Noro Kureyon 164! I've been wanting to knit with this colorway for a while. Green and brown are my colors and there is just a hint of orange and blue thrown in for good measure -- should make for a nice bag. I'm thinking this will be my MS&W project. I got the yarn from Linda who also sells my patterns and will be selling the new entrelac pattern when it's available!
And while Theresa was weaving in even more ends on Liberty, I decided to get started on my cross-stich project. Here's what I'm working on:
It's called Paradigm Lost by Long Dog Sampler. I talked about this on my podcast (Episode 3 -- Embroidery) so I won't go on about it here.
So thank goodness Theresa came over, or I may not have done any crafting this week!