Very late Sunday night I was rummaging around in my office closet for a spare baby photo of my older son to put cut up and used in a class project. Fun. I did, however, find my lunch tote that I started in September 2004. It was all knit except for one handle and two 20" lengths of i-cord. Idiotic. Why would I abandon a project when I was right at the finish line? I pull it out and started the second handle yesterday. Oh...now I remember.
The instructions have you cast on 96 stitches in waste yarn, knit ten rows of handle (there's a stripe in there which is why it's knit the longway and why it's not knit in the round). Then you cut and pull out the cast on and graft all 96 sts. When I did this in '04 I didn't have much kitchener experience and I'd never heard of a provisional cast on. Okay, not a big deal. I knit the handle (used a provisional cast on). Then I read the instructions for threading seam binding through the handle and stitching it in place and then basting the length of the handles on both sides in wool. What a royal pain in the ass! No wonder I shoved this in the back of the closet.
Anyway, the knitting is done.
Tonight I will felt.