A little slice of home
Last night the company of Legally Blonde invited the company of Jersey Boys to see their Sunday night show. They’re in San Francisco doing their pre Broadway tryout. It’s was the only performance on their schedule that didn’t overlap with ours, so we were so glad to be able to see the show. It’s in great shape and was a lot of fun. They’ve gone 13 days without a day off, so they had reserved a bunch of tables at the Clift bar to relax and unwind. It’s funny, back at home it was exactly the kind of night I’d usually pass on. I’d always rather go home and knit in front of my fireplace then hang out in a bar with a bunch of Broadway show folk. . . but, since I’m so homesick, it felt so nice to hang out with everyone from New York.
Between shows on Saturday I felted my bag. We only have a front loading washing machine at the Steinhart, so unless I wanted to cause a small flood, that would not work. Luckily they have top loading washing machines at the theatre. Here’s the finished product. It’s a little larger than I’d like, but it’s still pretty nice.
The bag had 40 stitches for front and back and 20 stitches on the sides.
Working from the beginning of the round, I bound off four stitches, then kept 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound off 16 stitches for the front middle, put 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound off 24 stitches, put 10 stitches on a stitch holder, bound of 16 stitches, put 10 on a stitch holder, and then bound off the last 20 stitches.
Starting on the RS, I added a ball of yarn and knit the following:
row 1 (RS) – SSK, K6, K 2 tog
row 2 (WS) – P 8
row 3 (RS) – SSK, K4, K2 tog
row 4 (WS) – P 6
Knit 6 stitch 1 cord for 20 “
put 6 stitches on stitch holder
Repeat for the left side of the strap. Using the kitchener stitch, graft two halves of straps together. Repeat for the other side of the bag.