Flurry of FOs
First up in the FO parade is a pair of mens medium felted clogs. These are the ones I was making for my friend with small, narrow feet. I did the pattern this time without the first knitting row on the soles. I used Patons Classic Wool in black and grey mix, started March 14, finished knitting the 17th but not felted til the 25th. Ravelry details here.
This is how I dry my knitting -- in the rec room with the fan blowing on whatever it is that is drying and blocking.
Next up is a felted bag for the store. I'm on a bag kick right now. They're like dishcloths with me, can't make just one. Anyhoo, this is also Patons Classic Wool in old rose (now a discontinued colorway) and plum heather. I really like these two colors together. I double stranded the entire bag except for the handle cuz I didn't have enough yarn. Didn't really make a difference though. Started March 21, finished the 24th. Ravelry details here.
This next bag I'm disappointed in. I only had one skein, and I double stranded the bottom for more support. I knew when it was done that the bag would be too short. I would have liked it to be twice as tall, so next time either single stranded bottom or two skeins. I really like how the i-cord closure turned out. This bag is small and is good for keys, cell phone, change purse kinda thing. The handle is quite short as well. Love the color, Patons Classic Wool in salmon heather. Ravelry details here.
The next bag is my favorite Patons SWS colorway, also newly discontinued, natural green. Three skeins for this one, but the strap is too short. I thought I made it about the same as I always do. Next time a lot longer. The bag itself is a good size, but you wouldn't be able to wear it on your shoulder with jacket on, not unless it was really thin. Started March 28, finished the 30th. Ravelry details here.
Had to go to Halifax on Friday to a doctor's appointment, which I knew would be a waste of time before I even went. It's an hour-and-a-half drive there, and I was in his office for 1 minute 30 seconds, no exaggeration. He rattled off a string of questions that were mostly yes/no answers, pressed on my stomach in a few places, said he didn't need to do a bladder scope, was recommending to my family doctor to do routine blood and urine tests for the next three years, then I was outta there. Only plus side was he was young and cute with an accent. :)
On the way home I got my Pa to stop and get gas at a particular spot where I knew I could get some good chips.