I’m not sure this makes for a “real” Sunday Stitch but it is a Sunday, and this is what I’m working on. Also, I promised to show my cheater-cheater way to line a tote bag. So I’m shoehorning that into today’s post!
If you don’t sew, don’t sew well, or just like to cheat (who doesn’t?) then you may find this useful.
Today is Hooray Day for me because I’m (mostly) finished with my Rag Bag Crochet Tote.
I like the bag. The Feline Overlord likes the bag. Even Cowardly Boy Cat seems to like the bag. Best of all? I have plenty of pictures to show how I (mostly) finished it off, instead of a bunch of clever excuses like last time.
When you crochet in the round, you have to join. Its an unfortunate fact of being a yarn-y hooker. You can follow the instructions as they are written in nearly every pattern, and live with a visible join. Or you can pick up a few tricks and hide it.
We take rope for granted and by we I mean modern Western-type people. We don’t need rope very often in our daily lives and when we do, we know right where to get it. Then we are often surprised at how expensive good rope can be.
That’s because cheaply made rope is pretty much worthless. We, the yarn-obsessed crafters, should be able to understand that because rope is really just yarn. A twisted rope is big, industrial-grade, yarn. Knowing that, I have been able to justify browsing through the history of rope making instead of doing something productive (like some much needed housecleaning). So let’s talk rope and you can avoid doing productive things for a while as well.
Tinking is not much fun. But sometimes you need to undo that knitting and then you only have two choices: pull out the needles and start ripping, or undo one stitch at a time. Tinking is the one stitch-at-a-time way.
I was setting up to get some yarn spun the other evening. And She caught me. And She leaped into my lap. And with the power of Her cuteness (and teeth), She put a stop to the spinning. And this time I got it on camera.
Hope you thought all that bad kitty behavior was charming. Hope this carries you off into a great weekend!
I love yarn. I love old yarn. I love those labels on old yarn.
This probably reveals too much about the depths on my obsession with the whole making-things-with-yarn hobby. Perhaps I should be keeping this particular passion to myself. It may make me look like a weirdo. But… I do love those old yarn labels. I had so much fun going through my stash and reading them all. Again.
And maybe there are a few fellow weirdos out there that will enjoy all the pictures of my old yarn labels! Maybe they will even share a few of their own. I can’t be the only one…. right?