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Monday, June 13, 2011

So it's exam time....

... and because the term has been so short and we've just had a long weekend, I've been knitting quite a lot, instead of studying. Very bad of me, I know.

On Friday, I worked on a laptop cover I'm knitting: It's knitted with the yarn that was left after my mother had knitted herself a jumper, and it has my favourite cable on it! It's I got it from a book I have: 'The Essential Stitch Collection' and designed the bag around it. It's not much of a bag really, just a long strip that will be sown closed on either side. What I still have to think about is whether I'll sow in a zip or use a button to close it at the top, or if I'll just leave it open ... I also took this project to the knitting group on Saturday, and it was received with quite some interest by the people sitting close to me!

Another WIP, the patchwork bag, is also coming on nicely.
Now, one side and the bottom are completed. This bag has two layers, but I decided to make the bottom three-layered, so it would be stronger. I don't like sewing that much, so I decided to pick up stitches on either side of the bottom and then knit the strengthening piece straight into the bag, witch was quite a challenge, as I had to do a four-needle bind-off at the end! I'd like to finish this project by the end of the month so I'll be able to use it to go and get my report on the last day of term, but somehow I don't think I'll get there...

And finally, another hat I knitted this winter for one of my classmates who has only just sent me the photo... Same model as the two Noro caps I knitted, but a different yarn. If you're wondering what the black and white sploge in the corner is; it's my sheet, this one happened to have a cow print on it ...


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