Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FO's and More!

I have been a busy little beaver, but I am finishing up some projects that I have been putting off, b/c they involve sewing. Yes, I do own a sewing machine, and I use to sew quite a bit when my kids were much younger, but I have never been very good at it, and haven't sewed much since I cut out a pair of coudoroy shorts the wrong direction. Long story. This first project is Dante's Purse (see my Ravelry Page for a link to this pattern), I got the knitted part done in like a day back in March. It has been sitting since then. I even picked out the fabric around then, put there are several pages of directions, which seemed a little daunting, but they are really just very detailed, which is helpful. Once I got going, and only after a few mistakes, I finally got it done. I use it for my sock knitting. Everything fits in there perfectly. I really like this little thing.
The next project is my Everlasting Bagstopper. I LOVE this pattern. It is quick, and a really simple two row repeat, so makes for mindless knitting. I did use ribbon as you can see, but we'll see how long that lasts. This is quite the large bag, I haven't tested it out yet, but I do need groceries tomorrow, so I will test it then and let you know. I am almost finished with another bag that has been on the back burner, again, the knitting is done, but the lining needs to go in. I will have pics as soon as I can, probably next week. My mom is the best seamstress in the world, and can and does make just about anything, so even she might be impressed by all the sewing I've done. One, problem though, I don't think she reads this blog. Oh well, she will see them. I am sure she could have pumped them out a lot faster than I did, but at least I did it with no cussing! (I'm only kidding mom:)!!

Lastly before I leave, just wanted to say that on my DH and my playdate on Friday, we had a lovely time. Went to a new knitting store in South Haven, called "Needle in a Haystack.' Nice, nice little store. They were very friendly, and had some yarns there that even with about 4 LYS in my general area, can't find. After returning home, I put a comment on Ravelry, and got a nice little comment back from the owner, whom I missed seeing while I was there. Just have to go back....darn. :) I bought this lovely, and I do mean lovely, Ella Rae, in a beautiful Marine blue. Was going to make some fetchings, but it is sooooo soft, I think I might get more and make a cowl. It is yummy!! Also bought some Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn. Didn't know they made sock yarn, and it is the most beautiful shade of chocolate brown and very soft. I am anxious to try it. That wasn't much, but I didn't have a lot of time. DH can only be bored for so long. :) I love you honey!! He is a great guy, let me go in the store all by myself. So, I had to show him I could use a little restraint. :) Guess that's all. Hope you are having a lovely summer. Our weather has been just about perfect here the last few days, no humidity!!!! Have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping!



Shakespere said...

Hi. I enjoyed reading your blog. IT was interesting. Thanks.

leah said...

Your Dante's purse looks super! I love that color combination! You look like a great seamstress from this vantage point! :)

kawaii crafter said...

Love the Dante's purse, the style, colors, fabric everything.

It's funny you just stopped by my site because I was thinking of your blog today and had planned to stop by. :)

Hicks Family said...

New flash!! Your mom does stop by your blog now and then---but I'm not sure your dad has showed her how to leave a comment yet. :)

The Corduroy shorts is a funny story! But it looks like your sewing has improved.

Have a good weekend!


Tea said...

Oh, I love your Dante purse! And the sewing looks very nice. I hadn't seen that I gotta make one someday. ;)

Don't you love the Bagstopper...yours looks the ribbon handles!

Love the new yarns! Sounds like the new shop is a winner.

Wool Winder said...

What a cute sock knitting bag. You did a great job on the sewing.

Penny said...

I love your bags!! I really should get onto ravelry and take a look around. I joined a while back and haven't really looked around yet.... so many things, so little time!

Rebecca Jo said...

I too like your bag!!! Let us know how it holds up!

And glad to lead you to that Spring Forward pattern - if this is the yarn you were talking about - I bet it will be BEAUTIFUL!!! And dont let it intimidate you - its a very easy pattern!!!! Good luck!

peaknits said...

Hi there! I love your bags! I have also made a Dante's Purse - love that sweet little project! BTW - please send me your adress to foppersATcharterDOTnet - you have won the Plucky Knitter yarn in my blog-test:) Thank you!