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Monday, June 05, 2006

Monday Stuff...

It totally did not feel like a Monday today. Felt more like a Tuesday or Wednesday. I don't know why...

I think I may try my hand at Drew's pattern for Chic on the Halfshell purse. Either that, or I will make the attempt to convert the clutch you'll never leave at home to crochet. I got some good tips from Lady Wy of The Fiber Underground on how to convert the knitting pattern into crochet. (If you're interested, it's the third comment in the last post.) Then again...I might try my hand at both patterns, and see which ones comes out the best. Wish me luck!

Anyway, I decided to get both front teeth crowned so they'll match...I made the appointment for this Thursday, to get the prep work done. I will be poor forever...such is my fate. But at least the two front teeth will match... A friend of mine said everyone she knows that only had one of the two front ones done (including her husband) always regretted it, and the color difference really shows up in photos. Well, and I'm not all that photogenic now, so why make it worse? Okay, that's not the real reason... I'm sure it's a good investment. And since I think the abscess may have been caused by an old cavity between those two front teeth, and the other one has a permanent hole/indentation in the middle as well, it's also preventive care to make sure an abscess doesn't form on that one. In any case, I feel like I am living at the dentist's office these days...

3 comments:

Secret Pal said...

The Clutch You'll Never Give Up is an easy, easy knit. The hardest part is casting on and joining to work in the round - I recommend dpns or a 16" circular. I found the 24" circ called for in the pattern to be too long and hard to work with.

So, yeah. You've got your cast on, knitting, not a bit of perl, a bind off, re-cast-on (a little tricky, but look to the illustrations for advice) and then bind off - any flaws are hidden by the felting process. I've made two in the last two weeks, and I am not a speedy knitter by any stretch of the imagination.

Also, my personal felting preference - I own a front-loading washing machine, and that might be what you're dealing with in apartment-land. I throw the item to be felted in with 3 tennis balls reserved specifically for laundry purposes. I like a very-felted look, so I usually run it through 2 times on hot wash/cold rinse on the long cycle.

(The other laundry-related purpose that tennis balls are good for is distributing the down in my winter coats and comforters in the dryer.)

the fiber underground said...

I would recommend shorter needles as well. Personally I prefer double points.
Casting on mid row is not as hard as it sounds, it's a great bag, you should give it a whirl!

Joie said...

Glad your dentistry seems to be going well. Sorry about the poorness thing. We all should have become dentists.

Good luck with your projects, they sound fun.