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Watercolor Bags R Us!

yarnI have been happily drowning in Watercolor Bags lately. I’ve been knitting the sample for Threadbear for a while now. I did cut out the section of yarn I didn’t think looked right, and grafted it together. I finished that on Saturday night, and I have pictures of the whole process once I get time to sit still with PhotoShop for that many photos.

That bag is down to the decreases for the base of the bag, and then interminable I-cord for the handle. I bet I finish it by Wednesday. I hope.

yarnSometime in the last week I was at Rae’s and realized that she also does not have a sample of this bag. This bag is in my top 3 pattern sales, and samples do sell patterns! (I’ve already knit one for Yarn Garden in Charlotte, one for Little Red Schoolhouse, and amazingly one for me.)

I need Rae to have a bag, so I had her pick me some yarn for the project. It was great to have her do that, because she chose very different colors than I would have, and this rounds out the possibilities well. The first photo here is my batch from Rae, with sort of autumn colors and eggplant solid. I haven’t knit with this Patons Classic yarn yet so I’ll look forward to that.

yarnThen on Thursday night, I started the first session of my hats & bags (circular knitting) class at Foster Center. Two of my students are making Watercolor Bags (they got their yarn at Little Red Schoolhouse). The middle photo today is the yarn picked by Lori, and last is the yarn picked by Brenda. More yarn combinations I would not have chosen, which is very exciting to me. I will be very eager to see how these turn out!

And with that, Dear Readers, I will “hit the feathers” as a friend says (go to bed). I have more photos, one of feltmaking class at Threadbear on Sunday… but I need to sleep. See you soon!

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