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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Knitting? Did Someone Say Knitting?

I do knit still. Promise. And I should let you know that I've been doing better on Koolhaas (tho' I'm a tad bit worried about announcing it for fear of jinxing it!).

I placed my first order from WEBS earlier in the month, and was delighted to find this Trekking XXL in colorway 66 - it's black and grey, purple and burgundy, wine and forest green tweed - and gorgeous...I couldn't wait to put it on the needles and since I spent about 3 days between the end of the Three Dancers sock and getting this one OTN, I have to tell you that was 3 days of withdrawal from sock knitting - not fun.

I neglected to get an early photo of the sock on Miss Muffin, so now it so big, she has to lie down to have a modeled shot! lolol

I started that sock on my Harmony circulars from Knitpicks using Judy's Magic Cast On. Unfortunately, my problem with SEEING the dark yarn against the dark needles returned and I had to switch to my Crystal Palace dpns (size 1, 2.5mm).
(sigh - PLEASE KPs, PLEASE??? Blonde Harmonys soon, okay???)

And my Booga Bag is done - I don't know what else to call it. It's partly a Booga Bag and partly something else (Amanda's Squatty Sidekick bag from Knitting Daily):

I made the bag according to the Booga Bag pattern (plus about 20 extra stitches distributed around the bag on all sides) using Cascade 220 in black, charcoal, and plum, striping as I went - the first plum stripe is about 12 rows, the gray stripes are 5 rows each, with a 2-rwo plum stripe in between, and the top plum strip is 8-10 rows. Then when I got to the last row of black, I calculated the middle stitches of the back of the bag, and knit the loop closure from the Squatty Sidekick bag. The strap is 5 feet of i-cord, knit at the cat show on Saturday! I felted last night and you see it here, dried while stuffed with those vile plastic grocery bags.

I'm going to all canvas shopping bags (oh, and string bags, too) so I'm saving one large sack full of these plastic bags for felting projects - our stores are "going green" and offering their own canvas bags with a 5 cents off your grocery order as incentive each time you use them...Hooray!

The button, I thought was just perfect! It's one that Rebecca sent me a couple of years ago as a RAOK - a little bag of vintage buttons she came upon. Well, I've held onto this one, because I so love the Tree of Life pattern. It's rustic enough that I thought it was perfect for this bag!

Oh...and on that WEBS order? I included enough Lambs Pride Bulky for this from Rowan 42. It's the Helsinki Hap Scarf. I couldn't afford the Rowan Cocoon, but the LP Bulky appears to be the same makeup and weight. And I adore knitting LP Bulky (I used it in the first Booga Bag!).

There was more in that WEBS order that I'll show you later (some is still on backorder), and I also have an order from my dear pal KarY - Peace Fleece for the TikkunTree project...but that's for another post.

This one is plenty long enough.

(Except to say thank you for all the reminders that I can't always have wonderful shows and that doesn't mean anything negative about me. In fact, I've gotten a couple more orders - one even from the cat show! - since that post. Thank you all! I'm taking this day to try to recover from the madness that is putting a vendor booth together ... trying to nurse myself thru a minor bug in the process.)

(Info on TikkunTree and Wear Red Day is available, on my Nana Sadie's Place blog...)

(((hugs)))

8 Comments:

Blogger Debbie said...

I love your Booga Bag. Great colors!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I love the purple and black bag!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I hope you feel better soon! But that lovely bag is bound to help (the button is wonderful!), as is the yarn for your new project. Enjoy :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

very pretty bag!!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Your bag looks great and the button is just the right finishing touch.

Rest and stay well!

10:46 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

The Booga Bag is lovely and so is that Trekking colorway!

3:42 AM  
Blogger kat said...

i love that button too.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

A new bag... how fun! There IS a place in the world for plastic bags, and shaping felted items is it. The sock is pretty durn good looking too:)

5:39 PM  

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