WIP: Feelin’ Groovy update

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It’s been an up and down sort of day weather-wise. I was out early with a friend, driving to a park for a walk. We had rain on the way down, but none on our walk. It didn’t take long to get to the waterfall and back to the car, so we drove to the nearest small town (I don’t know if it’s big enough to call it a town), parked up, and walked along the lakefront to a popular coffee shop/bakery. It was cloudy and windy but still warm. We sat outside to have our teas (Earl Grey tea latte with soy for me, Matcha latte for her). Walked back to the car, sat on a park bench and ate a snack, and then the rain started again. Popped into the nearby library then went home.

It was a lovely way to spend the morning, and then this afternoon the sun came out…then went away again…then we had a huge downpour. And now it’s evening, and sunny again.

I guess if I had to sum it up in one word it would be ‘unpredictable!’

I did take a couple of photos of my progress last night, but looking at them today I can see they aren’t that great – the lighting is crap – so I just took two more out on the deck in natural light. So far, I’ve finished six motifs, sewn them together in a circle, and added six sc rounds. I am currently heading for the bottom of the bag, so after a few more even rounds I’ll start decreasing for the base of the bag.

It was a bit frustrating earlier as I spent some time before making dinner adding the long rounds to the motifs, then realising that I should have only worked 1 sc into each of the corner spaces. Two stitches into each space made it flare out too much, and it took me three rounds to realise it just wasn’t going to “block out.”

Frogging and redoing the rounds with 12 fewer stitches seems to be working. The original pattern had some different stitches included in the bottom part but I’m keeping it plain for now. I’ll probably keep the puff stitches in the upper section.

So far, so good. I’m on a deadline for this, so I shall go back to my hooking now! Happy Wednesday 🙂

 

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