Monday, December 15, 2014

Back to the tangled mess

Now that I've got holiday stuff under control (I think) I can go back to the knitted felted tote bag I started a few months ago. It should be fast knitting with these big needles and two strands of worsted weight wool knitted together but it's not.  I have 9 balls for the intarsia stripes, working from the inside and outside of each ball for the 2 strands. I have to stop and untangle after knitting two rows. I tried putting them in containers in front of me but it didn't work any better. If it were intarsia using small balls it wouldn't be a problem.  It really doesn't take long to untangle this to start the next 2 rows of knitting but it is making this take twice as long to knit as it should. In hindsight if I had know this I would have knit the bag in one color. There will be felted flower embellishments to come so it wouldn't have been plain by any means. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.

Yesterday was spent weighing out Ashland Bay fibers for my etsy shop - colors I was out of, colors I was low on. Sam helped me, even after I fired him for non-performance earlier in the year. He thought up a new 'process' for when we do it together which shaved 1/3 off our time. So, it took around 4 hours for the two of us, it would have taken me a full 2 long days on my own plus getting the etsy shop updated as well as my inventory records so make that 2 1/2 days. Thank you Sam.....just might have to rehire him.....

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