|A bouquet of zips. I found these at Winmill Fabric for only 45 cents each. That's for 22" length!|
|My back up sewing machine, yeah, don't judge.|
Onward with more photos and less chatter. I am hooked and have been busily pairing fabrics from stash and some newer purchases to make 20 project bags. I will be going to the Virginia Beach knitting retreat and hope to test the waters of joining the project bag home industry that is so pervasive today. (What? You don't lurk on esty? Wha what? Go look!) Disclaimer, the photos are not the best quality, lighting in winter is so challenging! Sorry...
|Small sock project bag. Print fabric is new and is paired with stuff from stash.|
|Tall drawstring bag|
|Strawberries! Fabric is from the deep stash. Smaller drawstring bag.|
|I so love this fabric, but have no idea where or when I got it. Sad face.|
|Using old stash to test a pattern idea. Tapestry fabric and quilting cotton.|
|I wish I had more of this fabric, it came out so well. A keeper!|
|Spate mitts from the Journey book.|
Yarn: Elderberry Aran, a gift from my friend Grace, knit on size 6 and 7 needles.
This is a hypnotic knit. I love how easy the pattern is to follow and the thumb opening is worth the price of entry. I have never seen this technique in mitt construction, but I will use it in the future. The yarn is delicious colors of greens that float in and out, the stitch pattern is so pretty, don't you think? Go and make a pair, betcha can't make just one set!
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill HandPaints, Happy Feet sock yarn on size 7 needles.
Don't go stash diving for a hat pattern if you have the attention span of a fruit fly. I couldn't find yarn for the hat, but I decided to make a second one of these shawls. I gave the first one as a Christmas gift. It was one of my favorite projects at the time and it went with so many outfits. Hat is still waiting for the right yarn. (Look, look, behind you... it's a sheep!) (sorry, fruit fly attention span, remember?)
Yarn: Ca' d' Oro Louise Harding, knit on size 10 needles.
I had started swatching for this sweater back in November and then it got pushed back behind all of the Christmas knitting. Let me tell you, once you get going, you don't want to put it down. (Psst, she says that a lot, huh?) Seriously, I sat and worked on this for two days and in a more recent photo (not shown here) I am now six inches below the armhole. I did have to get more yarn though, under estimated, again! Thank ye ebay! Same dyelot and everything. I expect this will be off the needles next week. I so love the fabric I am getting.
I am lagging behind in my Swatch Like You Mean It class, I expect a call to the principal's office is eminent, detention a certainty. Just kidding, I am still intending to follow the lesson plans but my other life got in the way..... I will share my experience, I do hope you'll consider checking it out when Mel offers it again.