Lined the Felted Purse (and then some)

Yesterday, I got time to make the lining for Mom's purse and "install" it. It went so well and was NOT hard, thanks to Helloknitty's tutorial. Thanks HK! Please don't notice my uneven stitching or the differently angled corners (those were DH's suggestion, clever way to avoid creating a corner where things can get lost in a purse).

I modified it a bit by using a double layer of fabric with interfacing sandwiched between, to give it a bit of stiffness, and except that sewing it was a tad harder with the layers, I'm glad I did that. The purse is nicely shaped now.

While laughing or cowering, I knitted up a checkbook cover last night while DH and I watched a gift to DH from my DS and her family, BBC's Shakespeare Retold--Macbeth (ooooooh, sooo bloody!) set in 2006 in the kitchen of a 3-star London restaurant, whose famous chef, Duncan, is enjoying his fame while helping his protege, John Macbeth, to become the next great chef--great moment, when the underlings in the kitchen chide one of the newbies and tell him, "Don't say his name! Call him the Scottish chef!") and then another--The Taming of the Shrew (soooo good, but what terrible messages messages about/for women, then and now!). The rectangle knitted up easily and quickly with such good DVD "fare." (Get it, fare? yuk yuk)

Felted the checkbook cover this a.m. along with a few other unrelated goodies, and it is blocked and drying now.
DFC#1 Cleo tried to curl up next to it (I had set up the blocking board on the sofa), so I had to move the board to the end of the dining table. Was planning to sew a holder at the bottom inside the back, but DD2 suggests that I just sew elastic across the inner corners to hold the checkbook in, which sounds sensible (and easier) to me! DH pointed out, with a smirky smile, that if DM is ever caught in a storm, her checkbook will stay nice and warm, and then I smacked him butt-side. OK, not really, but I shoulda. ;^)

Just noticed the interesting pooling of the colors--I like it! See how I ended with an inch of black, for the front? It'll make it easier to see which end is up when she gets it out.

Frogged the scarf I was making out of Lush (no easy feat, sticky and inclined to "knot") because I can't manage a four row pattern. Der! But Yarn Harlot's easy pattern will make an equally lovely scarf and I'll probably get better at managing to stay on top of more lengthy patterns soon.

Happy knitting all!

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