Unraveled Wednesday

Instead of unraveling, I was able to get my backpack straps restitched! I think it will hold this time. I like the size and shape of this bag and I think the lesson is to stop carrying so much stuff. I need to re-evaluate this idea. I am back and forth between two campuses and I often drag things back and forth without ever taking them out of my bag. So maybe I can be more realistic about what needs to travel with me.

There was some unraveling at my first sweater class but I am happy to say it wasn’t mine. I was one of the few who had not started so I got to take advantage of the wisdom of the teacher. I learned how to use a crochet hook for a provisional cast on and managed to join my knitting (280 stitches) without twisting! After a few short rows I am now into the color work and so far, so good.

This week is filled with training and classroom set-up. Thank goodness for an audio book to keep me company. Be sure to visit Kat and read more unraveled stories.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

13 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday

  1. You have made a really wonderful backpack, and joining 280 stitches without twisting is a real accomplishment. Congratulations on some great making!

  2. Its a beauty, that backpack; so sturdy, but such a pretty colourway. I think you might be right about not carrying so much – voice of experience here.

  3. I knew you’d be able to fix it! You sure did a great job on it. Glad to hear about how the sweater class went; how about a photo of your progress?

  4. The backpack looks great. And yes, unload it a bit. I know how that goes though. In my teaching days, I preferred to be over-prepared then to forget something I just might need. I hope the school year is off to a good start.

  5. I used a cart with wheels when I had a lot of stuff to schlep…I should use a backpack probably ‘cause I still overload… but it feels so foreign . Nice backpack and great save!
    Cheers ~

  6. Your backpack is wonderful! I always tend to overpack when it comes to “paperwork” . . . it’s good to re-evaluate from time to time. 🙂

  7. LOVE that backpack … but it does look a little heavy – not good for your back or the bag! and woot! for solid start on your sweater. I always use a crochet hook for provisional cast-on’s. not sure I always manage to join 200+ stitches without twisting, though 😉

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