I have a crisis! I am in desperate need of some help!
As mentioned before, I am making gifts for teachers. I am in the midst of finishing up the Fabulous Felted Backpack from Bags - A Knitter's Dozen and I've misplaced my copy of the book. I've made an exhaustive search of the house, told my kids there is a $5 reward for whoever finds it and prayed for inspiration to remember where I put it. It is just nowhere to be found.
Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a problem for me. I am a very creative person and manage to rewrite patterns from knitted items and can usually finish anything without the original pattern.
But I have hit the wall on this one. I DON'T REMEMBER HOW TO THREAD THE STRAPS THROUGH THE EYELETS! This pattern has the I-cord threaded through the eyelets twice in a specific way so that it ends up with two shoulder straps and sewn around the base of the backpack. I have experimented and tested with no success. I've looked at finished backpack pictures on Ravelry to see if I could figure it out and it was no help.
If anyone out there has a copy of the book or the Winter 2000 Knitters Magazine, please help me out.
Who knows, maybe Murphy's Law will kick in and the book will show up after I've received the help I need. If not, it will show up the day after I am supposed to deliver the gift.