Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Sunday

 Happy Sunday!  This is quick bag number 2 from Sara at Tangled Happy.  I made this a bit longer and wider as it is going to my friend Cathy, just for fun.  The cute brown bag with the pink flower went next door, to the very cute 10 year old who lives there.  I thought it might be a fun surprise for her.  I am now officially not making another bag. As we all know, I can become very addicted to a certain project, and will make many of them before I am done.  I will keep this bag in mind for Christmas presents for little ones, and maybe some big ones, too! 

 Hooray, I have 5 squares left before I completed with that portion of my crochet sweater.  I will post more on that when I am closer to being finished with that project. The knitted dress is still being worked on, but sparingly.  I am frustrated with the dress so it has been put in time out.  I am not really mad at the dress, rather the yarn.  I am using Amazing 100% Corn Fiber Yarn from South West Trading Company.  The yarn knits up beautifully, great texture and all that.  What is driving me crazy is the constant knots I am finding in every ball.  These knots are where they tie the yarn together in the process of making it.  I am knitting in the round, so they sneak up on me and I have to stop, cut out the knot and start again, like I am using a new ball.  In my last ball of yarn I have had 5 knots.  That is 5 knots in 140 meters of yarn. I just think this is unacceptable in a nice yarn, put out by a solid yarn company.  I actually think it is unacceptable in a cheaper yarn, but you are always taking a chance with cheap yarn, so I can at least use that as an excuse.  I would be even more irritated if I was knitting on straight needles.  When I am using straight needles I only start new yarn at the beginning of the row, and to be in the middle of the row, and come across a knot would drive my crazy.  You would have to take out the row, and start again, just think how much yarn you would be wasting!  So you can see why the dress is in time out.  That yarn is not behaving nicely, so until it does, or I have more patience, it will have to sit and think about things a bit.

On another note, I am so, so saddened for the people affected by the horrible tornadoes in the middle of the country.  The devastation is horrifi,c and the loss simply unimaginable.  My heart goes out to all of you. I think being a blogger helps to make you feel like the whole world is your next door neighbor. Watching a hour of Dateline Friday evening and seeing so many people who have lost everything is so sad.  The loss of lives of course is unbearable.  Such an amazing storm with such force.  I felt a bit guilty watching the recap of the Royal Wedding after seeing all the devastation.  So I am sending that area of the country healing prayers in hopes that it helps.

Have a wonderful Sunday. 

11 comments:

by Teresa said...

Love your little bags! I must make one. Sorry about all your knots, those make me crazy. My last experiences with knitting have turned out so bad that I'm not definitely more of a crochet person. I'm with you on feeling sad about the devastating tornadoes. Our house was destroyed by one when I was 6 weeks old, it was rolled over on it's roof and went to splinters - we were lucky to get out alive. Dad held me sheltered in his arms, had he not taken me from mom I'd have died as she was buried in debris and he had to dig her out. ::sigh::

Kristen said...

I love your sweet little bag--very cute! As for all the knots, I think a gently worded email to SWTC to the effect of having paid full price for something of nice quality and that all the knots are frankly unacceptable, and you just wanted to let them know-- might get you somewhere. Might as well try, right?

I'll join you in healing thoughts for those in Alabama.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith, Love your little bag. It is so cute. Great color, it really goes well with the purple. Can't imagine so many knots in that good yarn. That is really unacceptable. Are you going to talk to the Yarn Shop?
Yes, it is so devastating the destruction in Alabama. I'm joining you in prayer and healing thoughts for all those people. Have a great week.
xoRobin❤

Toni said...

Yikes! That is a crazy number of knots in any skein of yarn. How irritating!

On another note, VERY cute bag. :)

Grateful4Crochet said...

The bag is lovely!!

Rose said...

Your bags are so cute! You're right, a, ahem, little girl would love one. Glad to know I'm not the only one who gets repeatitis!

Karen said...

So sad how many of our fellow Americans are suffering through the past few weeks. The force of nature is just unbelievable at times. Prayers for all of them.

On a lighter note, you had me chuckling at your project being in 'time out.' I've had sewing projects that were given the same consequence. I felt better going back to it after 'we both' had a break.

Sara said...

Your wrist must be doing much better! Sounds like you have been very busy working with your hands. Love the second bag as much as the first. Thanks so much for sharing the link. :)

Rizzi said...

I ALSO FELT DEEP SADNESS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN ALABAMA.....
WE ALL THINK WE HAVE PROBLEMS AND THEN WE READ ABOUT ALABAMA....PRAYERS GO OUT TO THEM ALL. THAT IS WHY I CROCHET, I NEVER HAD ANY LUCK KNITTING. LOVE YOUR LITTLE BAG...ADORABLE. RIZZI

kinniccrochet said...

Your bags are adorable!

Knots are quite frustrating. I am now to the point of rejoicing when I get a skein that is knot free. That seems to be a backwards attitude, but that's how it is. I'm sitting here working on my block of the day with dependable Vanna acrylic. I've NEVER had a knot with Vanna. The cheap stuff is always dependable! LOL

Thank you for your comment on my flowers (on the flower bed). :D

The Garden Bell said...

How daring you are to try a sweater, I can't wait to see how it turns out. You have to try the Chroma, pricey, but it's a niece wedding gift, so.....ok, still pricey, but I do love the yarn.