Skully mini tote
I made this a little while ago for a prezzie, now it is safely with the recipient I can post a picture :-)
Pattern: Mini Skull and Crossbones Tote by Hello Yarn
Yarn: Cascade 220 shades 8555 (black) and 8401 (silver grey)
Yardage: around three quarters of the MC (black) skein (100g skein) plus a small amount of the grey
I completely forgot to take a picture pre-felting to show the amazing difference. This is knit with larger needles to give a slightly more open fabric, something I have really only now appreciated is required for good felting. The bag was put in the washing machine at 70 degrees, inside a zipped wash bag (the mesh kind), with a large bath towel for agitation. As we have the standard UK automatic washing machine it went through the full wash cycle, and it emerged as a fully felted piece. There is zero stitch definition left. I am very happy with the end result, and there is plenty of yarn left to make a second bag in the reverse colourway.
I finally finished the back section of the CPH a few days ago, and have just started the first front piece. I thought about knitting both fronts at once but decided not to. I've been noting row counts for the back piece so I can use those to match the pieces up with hopefully a reasonable amount of accuracy.
I've started a new work routine recently and am still adjusting, so I've had less time than usual to visit blogs. I'll visit when I can, it might be a while after posts went up and I might be reading several at once, but I'll get there eventually :-)
Thanks everyone for the book recs in the previous post too. I've actually read The Shipping News, a few years ago now, what a wonderful book. They made a half-decent film of it too! I'm about half way through Postcards, it's fascinating, and AP writes such evocative prose.