Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally Finished Felt Bag

I finally finished my wet felted bag. I did pretty well adding the beads and stitching down the loose silk. I like the bag, the color , the texture, but as far as the closure is concerned I was stumped. I bought the button and the silk cord, but then it went nowhere.

Fortunately my daughter made a visit this weekend. I trust her judgement and her taste, so I asked her for some ideas. She came through as always. Voila, it's done!

This is the back of the bag. "What is it supposed to be?" I was asked. " I don't know, what does it look like to you?" I replied. It's like a crystal ball , you could see anything in there. I love the bag. It was fun to make, but I'm pretty sure this really is a one-of a-kind project for me.

Monday, June 16, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2008 # 2

Knit One knitting at Scallions

Knit One knitting in Borders

I so wanted to be with Purl on this momentous occasion , but I had plans to go to Saratoga Springs . I went , but I took my knitting. I did my first knitting in public in the lobby at the motel where we stayed.

My second stop was at Scallions ,a favorite restaurant where I had coffee and worked on my sock. The waitress was kind enough to take my picture.

There was a knitting in public event in High Rock Park at lunch time. I soon discovered that there was also a Flag Day Parade that bisected Saratoga, and I was on the wrong side of the street. So I never actually saw other knitters, but I carried on.

My next knitting in public stop was at Borders. I went up to the bench in the knitting book section. This time I had to snag a customer to get my photo.

My final stop was in the waiting room at the Roosevelt Spa,I worked on my sock, drank spring water, listened to restful music and waited for my bath and massage.

After the bath and massage, I was far to relaxed to knit my sock. My daughter and I went back to Scallions for a fabulous dinner and then back to the motel to chill out for the rest of the evening. It was bliss!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2008

This year the Jericho Fiber Arts Guild took part in the WWKIP 2008 day. All over the world knitters were in public doing their thing. We were no different. The weather was lovely and since it was Flag Day there was also a parade and many town groups were out and about. We shared the Library lawn with the Sidney Gardening Club and found a wonderful shade tree to cool us from the hot June sun.
Next year will be bigger and better but there's nothing like the first.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Lily Pond

The lily pond bag is finished. It isn't exactly what I had planned. It doesn't look much like the chart. (See Knitting Doldrums) I spent a lot of time looking at that beige spot before I decided to needle felt it into a tree. The different textures and the color shading that the felting produces is what makes these bags fun to do. Maybe Monet would approve of the water, but the tree not so much.