Okay, I feel silly even posting this- but I keep telling myself the only way I'll learn is by doing, right??!!
I'm in the process of knitting my 2nd felted bag. I was so pleased with the way that the first one turned out, I decided to make another, larger one. I got adventurous, and am using a bullky weight black wool with a blueish, blackish eyelash. The finished bag is supposed to be 17 inches long before felting. I've gotten about 12 inches finshed. Here are my questions:
I realized last night that I must have dropped a stitch- there is a hole about 4 inches down!!! The eyelash is so fluffy I didn't notice until then. Question: is there anything I can do to fix it, aside from ripping out those 4 inches? Since the bag is going to be felted, could I just take a bit of yarn and close the hole with that?
Second question: I had a hard time putting down the knitting last night and kept on going longer than I should have- this morning, I picked it up, and realized that somewhere along the line I lost my stitch marker. It is lying on my family room floor, next to the couch where I was knitting!! Uhhhhh.........how important is it in this instance? Do I need to do anything??
Oh- and while I'm at it- one more question- the pattern calls for 4 skeins of yarn, worked double strand, for the size bag I'm making. I chose to use the bulky weight yarn- the woman at the yarn store said I could do that and use one strand. I figured it would be easier to do that since I was using the eyelash also. So, I bought 2 skeins of the bulky, since I wouldn't be doing double strands. I don't have enough yarn! Was this just a beginner's mistake- should I have known to buy more? Yikes!
Thanks for your help-----------------------