Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Beer Goggles Bag

I was really hoping that I would have a FO or two to post by this time. When I have a weekend all to myself, I tend to make big ambitious plans about all I am going to accomplish. As usual, my ambition exceeded the actual time available over the last three days.

I have made big time progress on Kim's Beer Goggles Bag. Yes, I know this was not what the pattern makers named it but I'm still worried that Kim spoke too soon on the green color and won't actually carry this bag. Perhaps it will be like the one weird object we all got from some relative as a wedding gift. You haul it out when the relative is coming over, but otherwise it's hidden in that little high cupboard over the fridge. Maybe Kim will haul it out and dump things in it when she is having lunch with me, but otherwise it will reside on the bottom of the closet.

So here is the WIP.

I'm working on the i-cord handles. This pattern has been great. Good directions, things seem to be coming together as they should. However, the i-cord directions say to "continue for 90 rows". Don't make me count this many rows of 5 stitches! I need a measurement people! I don't have the attention span to clickety-click 90 rows while watching t.v. and knitting. Kim is a shoulder bag gal so I know that the straps need to be long enough after felting to wear on a shoulder. I think I'll just knit and knit until it looks long enough and then count rows.


Notice too my genius ball winding skills! When I divided the Cascade 220 skein into two balls I was feeling pretty good about the balls looking equal. I see a splice and rewind in my near future.

You know, I'm thinking. What is in that little weird cupboard over the fridge? Does everyone use this to stow stuff they never use? What is the life span of such objects? If you don't touch the stuff in there for a certain number of years do you throw it out or donate it? Did I pack up this junk and move it here three years ago? Could this be a potential stash storage area that is being used for useless junk?

I'll make you a deal, show me your cupboard and I'll show you mine. Drag a chair over there and take a picture. Post it to your blog and e-mail me. There is a skein of Socks That Rock in it for the person with the most useless junk in the cupboard over their fridge. Post your useless crap by April 10th. We'll have a highly scientific judging process involving wine held here in the land of Knitting Here.

8 comments:

Chris said...

Damn. I can reach that cupboard, so I use it for crackers and to keep the paper towels safe from the cat (heaven help you if you're less than 5'9" and you need a paper towel in my kitchen).

*sniff*
Oh well. It will be fun to see the pictures you get!

trek said...

I succumbed.

Frarochvia said...

Hahahahaha! I'd have to climb on the counter (literally) to see what the heck I put in that weird little cabinet. Sounds like a fun experiment...

mrspao said...

Sniff - I don't have a cupboard over my fridge!

Karen said...

Ok, mine isn't as good as or as useless as Trek's but I've revealed the contents of my cabinet too. Man I have a boring life. Not even my cabinets are interesting.

Karla said...

Well, I know I've lost this contest...nothing up there is USELESS! I found the storage above my fridge perfect for pattern storage! I'll show you mine later today.

Imbrium said...

Wait...can I show it to you ON April 10? Is that too late?

naomi said...

I don't have a cabinet over my fridge, but the top of my fridge is where I store cat food. And the pizza stone. I might be more inclined to store useless stuff there if there were doors in front of it...