i posted here the other day about the felted bag i'm working on.( Collapse )
at the time, i was confused about how one was to begin intarsia. now, i'm confused about how to deal with it once you start it.
with this pattern, most of the yarn tails are too long to just leave hanging behind my work, so i've been cutting them with roughly a six inch tail and then tying the ends of these pieces on each section of each row together. this way, i end up with the stitches on the needle, some wiggle room so that my stitches aren't too tight, and a little knot at the end of the yarn tails that protrude about six inches from the back of my work.
after about two rows, this started to get kind of messy. so i was wondering... is this the proper way to go about things? is there a better, easier way to deal with the yarn tails from intarsia? this bag intimidated me as a pattern, and i don't want to get scared and scrap the project now. intarsia be damned, i say. i just need your help!
ps, i realize that i could search and find all kinds of methods for dealing with this on the internet, but i'd much rather get advice from you guys because i trust you and i'm pretty sure you've all figured out your favorite, easiest way to work with intarsia. so spare me the google it comments!! ;)