Monday, August 07, 2006
It used to look good to me, but now I find it...
I got bored and added some stripes, and now I love them even more. One down, one to go! (No, I do not have freakishly long toes, I took the picture from above and flipped it and now the perspective is out of whack.) I'd like to figure out how to knit an orange star in the toe cap for future socks.
And there's been progress on the sewn tote bag:
This was a good pattern for me, just a little past my comfort zone but still easy enough. Pretty much every single stitched line is crooked, but you can't tell unless you're looking at it very, very closely and critically. The only crooked thing that jumps out at you is the toile pocket--which, even though the fabric blends, somehow the crookedness does not (It's not as crooked as it looks in this picture; the whole bag is hanging askew). But that one stupid pocket took me two tries. I still have another pocket to put on and the top to hem, and then it's done.
Here's the inside, so you can see the awning-stripe lining:
I showed it to my husband, because I wanted him to see what I had made with the sewing machine he gave me, and he said (in a completely shocked voice, and look of surprise), "Hey, that came out good!" Thanks for that vote of confidence, hon.