Monday, March 27, 2006

It's come to this...

It was only a matter of time. I am officially on a yarn diet. But, as I hate the negative connotation of the word diet, I will simply call it my fiber enhancement alleviation program or FEAP. The FEAP began at 3:09 p.m. on March 24th, mere seconds after I clicked the confirm order button to capture some of the much sought after Vesper sock yarn. As I'm sure you noticed from earlier posts, this FEAP was a long-time in the making. I'm going to follow a strict no yarn-buying regiment until Stitches Midwest this fall. Then I will evaluate my progress and determine my YMI (yarn mass index). There is one acceptable moment of positive stash enhancement during this FEAP. I may purchase one pair of socks worth of yarny goodness around the time of my birthday. One. That's it. So, now onto the knitting...

Kristina Bag












  • Pattern: Kristina Bag by Black Sheep Bags
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Cranberry and Noro Kureyon #130
  • Start Date: March 25, 2006
  • Finish Date: March 25, 2006
  • Comments: Terrific pattern and great weekend project. I originally bought this as a kit on ebay from one of my favorite sellers, emtnestr , but you can also buy the pattern separately from other retailers. I knit this up during Saturday and felted it Sunday. The Cascade 220 and Kureyon felted very quickly - only took 1 and 1/2 washes through the washing machine. The pattern was neat and the color changes in the Kureyon allow for a really nifty effect. I would most definitely do this pattern again.

4 comments:

amanda cathleen said...

Love the bag, that was one super quick knit : )

aija said...

Wow, speedy knit that looks great! Good luck with your FEAP, too-- I tried and failed :( I like that ebay seller too (much!)

knit chick said...

Good luck with FEAP. I know I should join you, but I have no willpower. Don't worry, Stitches will be here in no time. ;)

I take it you were one of the lucky few to grab the Vesper yarn when it was available.

Chicago Jen said...

Congrats on the lovely Vesper sock. I wish I liked making socks more, but I just ahven't devoted the attention to it that it deserves. Consequently, my sock creation quotient is seriously lacking. Maybe you could give me some pointers.