Friday, July 07, 2017

Cabled Shoulder Bag

So I like to have a few projects going at once so I can switch between which I want to work on however feels natural and I had found this Cabled Shoulder Bag class on Annie's and thought it would be fun since it is the pattern plus help!  And boy am I glad I got it with help because it was a bit confusing how to do certain cables!
I love how it's really starting to shape up!  I have done a few more repeats of the pattern since this last photo but didn't get another photo yet but when I took the one below it was so cool to really see the cables forming!  It is a little bit harder of a technique to do but not too hard and now that I am used to it, it feels pretty easy. I'm to the point now where I could take the project with me somewhere and still reference the pattern but not have to lean on it or the video very much.  Which is always a nice point!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

What is it? Progress

Well I had a weird unfortunate thing happen I was happily stitching along and it was getting longer and longer and then I had an odd thing happen at the end of a row and I was like...what in the world so I counted stitches and they were off and I undid the row seeing what I had done that made the join funky for that row and redid it...only to recount and it still being off yet I fixed the issue!  OH boy then I had to undo that row again and count the previous that again...again...again...for about 10 inches or so!!! SCREAM  I had to go back so far to find a row with the proper stitch count!!!  I was only 1 stitch off for so much work!  Eventually I got the rows back in the proper stitch count and interestingly enough I believe it was the end of the row joining issue that clued me in that took away a stitch and I hadn't realized it probably was distracted or something when it happened.  I took a few days and didn't work on was so discouraging!  But then I was like you know you have to get back in the saddle at some point!  So I did and then made up all the lost progress and then some! 
After reaching the length needed I was able to continue on to finish the body of the piece!  Now is onto the additional details that really make it from What IS it? to OHHHHHHH COOL!  LOL ;-)