Today I wanted to show you the Yoga Mat Bag all finished and stuffed full of yoga mat, but I’ve run into some complications. Big ones. See, I made some modifications to the bag pattern. More specifically, I decided to make it longer in order to add a drawstring closure and this means that there is some sewing involved. Unfortunately, when I went to sew the top of the bag down to make the casing for the drawstring, I realized that my sewing machine is not up to the daunting task of sewing through two layers of heavily felted yoga bag.
Now I am at a loss. The idea of sewing the casing and strap to the bag by hand makes me want to vomit a little in my mouth and so, I have chosen to place the bag in time out until the spirit moves me to pick it back up again and deal with this little snafoo.
So, what does one do when things aren’t going her way? She casts on for another project, of course.
Ok, I know I said that I wouldn’t cast on for anything until the WIP’s were off the needles. But, in my defense, I have been so good. Really. I have kicked the yoga bag, thrummed mittens, a pair of socks and a hat off my needles in the last week. And, I frogged a sock in progress that wasn’t working for me. So, technically, I am down to 6 WIP’s. Not too shabby.
So, I cast on for the Secret of the Stole II. This is actually my first stole project and I am pretty dang excited. I am so not a lace stole/shawl knitter normally, but something inside of me shouted “go for it!”. So I did. Check out my swatch.
I am using Socks that Rock Laci in the Rook-y colorway. This yarn is part of the Raven series of colors that STR put out in November and if you haven’t seen them yet, do go and check them out. I promise you won’t be disappointed! I know, I am such an enabler.