It’s so quiet in my house right now. Monkey is sleeping in her swing and Bunny is playing in her room. With only the soothing sound of the washing machine in the background, I am attempting to finish the thrummed mitts. See, I have a theory, the longer something stays on my needles, the less likely I will be to finish it.
Maybe you are very smart and have known this all along. Maybe, to you, this is common knowledge, but to me, this is a recent realization (perhaps I subconsciously have repressed this thought) and it bears some thinking about. So, in the spirit of my res-un-lotion, I am trying to get some of the WIP’s off the needles and working faster is the solution, I think.
I am also most of the way through the felted bag, but have put it on hold for a minute while I think about how long I need to make the strap. Although the pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts calls for the strap to be knit to 47″ long and then fastened prior to felting, I am thinking that will need to be changed. Because I have made the bag 10″ longer than the pattern calls for to compensate for a drawstring closure, I will instead need to make the strap at least 10″ longer than the pattern calls for and once the whole thing is felted, I will then be able to cut the strap to the right length and attach it at the right place. Hopefully, this will take some of the guess work out of the pattern.
Oh, and remember that quiet in my house? It’s gone – Bunny is crying because I made her stay in her room to play for another 15 minutes and Monkey is awake because Bunny has been sobbing and thumping on the floor. Sigh – I guess I will just have to try to find some knitting time again this afternoon…