Saturday, July 25, 2009

Another Swatch for the Walker Treasury Project

I finished another swatch for the Barbara Walker Treasury Project.
I'll be doing a few while I figure out a pattern for a simple bag to carry a Mac Air notebook computer. Not for me, for a friend. I have my Dell, and it is still (mostly) working. Although every time I do a Windows update it puts my computer into a coma and I need to repair my 'start' mechanism. So no more Windows updates. Anyhoo.. back to the carry-bag.
I was going to felt it, but decided it will be a lot easier to size it if I just make a firm fabric.
And I love slip stitches, and there are still plenty in the Walker Treasury that haven't been done.
This first one isn't the winner, the loops on the front of the fabric are a bit flimsy for something that will get a bit of wear, although it DID knit up very quickly.
Yesterday I woke up about 5:30 a.m. and needed to take some pain meds. As I waited for the meds to kick in I found the pattern, and finished half of it in about an hour, the remainder when I got up again for the day.
I'm working on a different swatch right now, and so far I like it better. I'll post about it too when I'm done.
Oh. The photo is of the "Triple Slip Tweed, Three-Color Variation" from the The Third Treasury of Knitting (although my older copy is called "Charted Knitting Designs").

1 comment:

Jana said...

This may not have been what you were looking for, but I think its a lovely pattern!