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Yarn Along – 1/20/16

January 20, 2016

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This week I whipped through a new book, Still Life, by Louise Penny. It is book one of the Inspector Gamache mysteries. I liked it! There were a bunch of characters to get to know, but since the series continues in the same little Canadian town, I think the second book should be an even easier read. Good characters in this one and an interesting mystery that centers around a group of artists. Most enjoyable!

I have started a new project, a bag that I have knit before, the Lucy Bag. It’s a felted bucket-style bag that can be made in a variety of sizes. I am making the largest size and hope it will be a nice alternative winter handbag.

This one is in utilitarian gray. I am considering felting a few pieces to sew in later for interior pockets so my phone won’t get lost in the bottom. Thinking on that one.

Joining Ginny and friends in the Yarn Along.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2016 6:02 pm

    I finally read “Still Life” last month after meaning to get to it for years. I really enjoyed it and I’m excited to get to the rest of the series! I especially liked Inspector Gamache himself. What a an interesting and likeable protagonist!

  2. carolinehauf permalink
    January 21, 2016 9:05 am

    Well I love both Louise Penny and grey knitting so great post today! 🙂

  3. January 21, 2016 9:32 am

    I got a grey felt bag as part of a promo from Barnes and Nobles and I thought “I’ll never use this thing, but what the heck…” and it hasn’t left my grasp since November! You’ll love your bag and I look forward to seeing it completed!

    • January 21, 2016 11:12 am

      That is good to hear! I made this pattern before for my sister but have always wanted to re-knit it for myself. That is what January is for, right? Knitting for yourself!

  4. January 23, 2016 11:25 pm

    I haven’t done felting yet…although everyone always tells me easy peasy…those are the projects that always seem to go astray for me!

    • January 24, 2016 9:51 am

      I do tons of felting. It can be an adventure. Here are my tips. Presoak item in hot water for 20 minutes to speed up the process. Then once it is in the washer, check items every 5 minutes and flatten it out so it doesn’t felt to itself. You could try by hand, but that sounds like too much work for me!

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