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!