Sunday, October 28, 2007

Knitting Content

And the giant time suck that is Ravelry. Don't get me wrong, it's so informative and useful it's amazing, but there is so much content already (hard to believe it's still in beta) one can easily spend hours browsing. Easily. And one, at least this one, must stop this and actually get things done around here.

So, I am thinking about that Doctor's Bag from Knit2Together, and the Manos I bought in Asheville. I don't think the yarn is right for that bag - the vivid colors will "eat" the herringbone stitch, especially since it's used doubled. It's too vivid, that herringbone pattern needs something more subtle and tweedy.

And so I'm wandering Ravelry and I saw this amazing bag.

I love it in so many ways. I do not love the yarn in the specs, at least not for felting. Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride has too much fuzz for me. But this needs a solid color too, or the lovely knotwork would be lost. So I'm still in search of the right felted bag for the Manos, because it wants to be felted.

I also have leftover Kureyon and a bit of Cascade 220 in the stash, and I think it yearns to be a Vintage Bubble Bag. This would be a good bag for carrying all of my healthy diet snacks to the office. I made one in soft, misty colors a while back and I may have given it away, I can't find it among my stuff, but I'm in the mood to make one in vivid colors. I may have to go dig that out right now, because I'm in a felting mood today. I should be in a floor mopping mood, but I'm in a felting mood instead.


Bess said...

Oh gawd. Yes! Ravelry is such a time suck. It's a little like wandering through the vendor section of MS&W only nobody is bumping into you and you don't smell deep fat fried twinkies.

You were on my mind all weekend. Hope you got a good rest. I got 200 of my books not just moved, but listed on - that's the freebe limit. Not sure if I want to pop the $10 for a paid account - when there are only about 10 more books to list. I'll have to think on it.

Okay - this is supposed to be an indulgent week - so let us indulge in things Other than food. Hugs to you.

Amy in StL said...

I know "everybody" is on ravelry but for those few of us who aren't do you have any non-ravelry links to those bags? The Celtic tote sounds interesting but since I can't see inside ravelry until they decide to quit playing the beta game I was hoping you had a link so I could see a picture of it.

ChelleC said...

Amy, you can see a photo here:

It's the Interweave Knits Winter 2007 - not out yet, but viewable on the Interweave website.

Catherine said...

Thanks Chelle! I sincerely apologize Amy, I brainfarted the whole Ravelery-beta thing.