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Fiber Artist

Knitted dice bags:

 

September 19, 2019:

For the past year and a bit I've been into making dice bags, something nerdy and relevant to my current interests. Knitting them is mindless enough I don't have to give my full attention all the time but not so mindless that it gets boring. They're a good way to use up stashed sock yarn. I can't really wear knitted socks for long. I wear through them instantly, and it makes me sad when I spend more time making them (not to mention the money) than I do wearing them. Dumb. So, I thought this would be a great way to make something functional and would make me happy.

I use my own design from the first knitted dice bag I made several years ago. It shows off hand-painted yarns well and works for solid colors, stripes, and variegations. They're not huge but will stretch as dice are added. I have several for sale in my Etsy shop if you'd like to have a look.

When I first started them I had the dream of first using up leftover sock yarns, clearing old stuff from my stash, and then going on a wondrous, colorful quality sock yarn shopping spree and making all the happiest dice bags. Alas, I forgot how much those yarns cost and kind of running out of steam for them. I don't know what I'll knit next. It's poopy. I'm not as much of a fiber artist these days but I guess I still am if I want to be. But I don't know if I want to be. . . .

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