Thursday, May 03, 2007

Fun, Felting, and My Favorite Author...

I have had a lot of fun this week. I have lived in fear of entrelac for years, and this week I have finally arrived!!! I conquered my fears, jumped in, and knit like there was no tomorrow. The pattern is from a company called Knitability, and I used Brown Sheep yarn. This was also my first attempt at changing/designing my own color scheme. I am not entirely happy with it, but it is a start.

The first picture is the before shot. This was so big I could have worn it as a skirt!

I am not a fan of the felting process, but I do enjoy the finished results. The smell and feel of wet wool is not something I look for on a day to day basis. The pattern did direct me to make button holes and insert the grommets, but that did not work at all. I resorted to brut force, and stabbed holes with a phillips (ha ha) screwdriver, and snipped a little teeny bit with scissors. I made the holes so they would be snug around the grommets. That being said, I think it turned out okay.


Also, this week I got to meet my favorite author (Charlaine Harris), and have her sign her newest book that came out on 05/01/2007. She writes the Southern Vampire Series, also called the Sookie Stackhouse books. She was a complete delight, and I enjoyed meeting her. She was even gracious enough to allow me to have my picture taken with her. Charlaine is seated, and I am the star struck fan standing beside her. My clothes are a little too baggy, but I have lost some weight, and nothing from the bra out fits quite right. I have always liked a "comfort zone" in my clothes, and have hated tight clothes all my life as I fear I might look a little too much like a sausage if I were to wear snug clothing! At any rate, baggy or not, I was thrilled with the opportunity to meet Charlaine!

As you can see above, I have the newest book in my clutches. I am off to read now.

6 comments:

Debi said...

I think the bag looks great and I LOVE the colors!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Cute bag, Terri! You're looking pretty happy, too :o)

Beth said...

Totally gorgeous! And I love, love, love the sock colors...Now you've gone and inspired me to get into the colors I came home with two weeks ago (as Yarn Harlot says: a yarn accident...)...and you have GOT to teach me the how-tos of the entrelac...too cool. You're definitely skinnier than the last time I saw you......!!!!

jokir said...

I see what you mean about clothes too big from the bra out. Just bite the bullet and get some smaller clothes. You and your DH will both be happy. (And so will Mom.)

Criquette said...

Hi Terri, I thought I'd visit you at your blog since I still haven't made it to knit night. I love the bag! My first foray into entrelac is going to be a little dishcloth. :]
Also, you've been tagged!

Criquette said...

I couldn't leave a comment on your latest blog, but thamks for being a good sport about the meme! I figured this was a way to "meet" you until I can make it to knit night. The new socks are rockin'!