Project – Knitting Tote
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Dragon Dance
Blogger – K1Paula2
I'm a weather geek. In the winter I tune in to see how much snow we're supposed to get, or if that ice storm is headed our way. In the summer, I monitor the Doppler Radar for severe weather and to see what Tor:Con level we're at. (If you know what Tor:Con is, stop kidding yourself - you're a weather geek, too.)
As I type, we've just received over 8" of rain in less than 48 hours. No wonder then that - to my eyes anyway - the blobs and swaths of yellows, oranges, reds (and occasional purples) of our local radar looks an awful lot like this bag - but with none of those wimpy greens that indicate light rain.
I worked all three pockets at once, to ensure they wound up the same size. I haven't had much time to knit over the past few days (what with sopping up the water that's still streaming into the basement and clearing up a little minor storm damage in the yard), but despite the unpleasant distractions, I've managed to complete the pockets:
Next up: the handle. Then I'll get to figure out how to do the needle felting. I've never done that before but have long wanted to try (still have to get a needle felting kit - I've been looking, but haven't found needle felting supplies at any area craft stores yet).
Wool is felted by applying heat, water, and agitation. Hmm....today we're expecting a heat index of about 105, torrential rain and possible hail. Maybe I could leave it outside and see what happens. Oh, right. I'm not done knitting.