Atlantia’s Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival was last weekend. I entered the Inter-baronial competition as Dun Carraig’s A&S champion, with the knitted cross bottony bag I had been working on since December. I still need to line it before I present it to the baronage.
Here’s the three-needle bind-off, which creates a nice straight bottom for the bag. (The link goes to a video tutorial at knitting.help com, which I learned this bind-off from.)
The method I used for the tassels, which comes from Phyllis Anne DesMoines’ Knitting Pouches Reliquary Style, was to wrap the yarn a bunch of times around a DVD box. (I did 15 for each color.) Of course, it was The Princess Bride.
This is a single one of my finished tassels. I’d have liked to get the ends more even, but I didn’t want to make it too short by cutting them all to match. Next time, I think I’ll cut the yarn longer than I need so I can get a more even final product.