It’s just progress

Project – Felted Cable Bag (free download)
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77404 Orchid
Blogger – knittinjen

Sometimes posting about knitting progress is like watching water come to a boil. It ain’t all that exciting.

Although I will say that the Roving color Orchid is pretty darned eye-catching. Keep in mind I’m using larger-than-recommended-needles so the stitches are looser than you might use for a garment (because I’m going to felt this) – but what a beautiful garment this yarn would make! Take a look at fellow blogger JDKnits’ cropped cardigan.

When you’re reading the posts of all of us bloggers – you know that we don’t work for Patons right? I was thinking about this and how often I gush about Patons yarns and thought I should mention that we do get our yarns and patterns in trade for our knitting and posting.  And while I can’t speak for the other bloggers this is NOT why I gush about Patons. Oh no, I gush because I really, really like what they offer and the pricepoint.  In fact, I liked Patons yarns long before my blog involvement. (Those of you old enough to remember the 1981 song: "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" it applies here).

Back to my current project, the Felted Cable bag, it is progressing along. I work on it during lunch and after the baby goes to bed and I have enjoyed every single stitch. The pattern is very intuitive as you knit the knits and purl the purls and only have to keep track of when you have to do a cable. (For those of you who haven’t tried cables you don’t work the cables on every row so what are you waiting for? They really aren’t at intimidating as they seem).

– knittinjen


Yes, you can speak for me on this one, knittinjen. I've been a big Patons fan since I was re-bitten by the knitting bug about four years ago. I got heavily into felting but the wool at my LYS was so doggone expensive that I checked out some of the moderately priced yarns you can get almost anywhere. First off, I noticed Patons had more colors (That's Pink and some of the other "That's..." colors are adorable). Then I noticed that you got more yarn per dollar than most other brands. But the real test was using it. My Patons wool knitted just as well as other brands, but it felted far better than even the more expensive, imported LYS wool. I was sold. I'm having fun trying their other yarns, too!

Love that color. And I agree about what you said about being a Patons fan before I began blogging here. I gush because I love knitting with the yarn.