knitnana: The End of Another Weekend...

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

The End of Another Weekend...

And, as usual, this one was more work than pleasure, in Knitnana's world...

Since the Crafty Cat is only 3 weekends away, I was busy finishing orders and getting bags made for that show. Too late, I learned that the Richmond VA Southern Region Persian Society Show will be a two-day event this year, and is the weekend of April 18th. I can't see how we can do it. And I'm really sorry about that, as we enjoyed doing that show two years ago, when it was just a one-day event.

Still, Charlotte NC is new territory for Nana Sadie Rose, so we're hopeful it will be a fun weekend! If you're in the area on April 4-5, please do stop by!!!

I finished this little number for a customer:
Yes, it's dogs. Retrievers, to be exact. Black, Chocolate, and Yellow labs. Do you have any idea how rare it is to find a single dog breed on a fabric? It's far harder than people presume, and when I find those fabrics, I usually get them. This is a Sadie - the largest, and most detailed bag I make. Sized for a laptop, water bottles, electrical cords, your wallet, and even your knitting and lunch (depending on how big a lunch you pack, of course!). The customer wanted coordinating checkbook cover and Fiona cellphone case, too, so the bone fabric worked nicely there.

(as always, click the photo to make it larger! it's worth it!)
And then, for the Charlotte show, I made up this new fabric from Michael Miller:
it's called Lounge Cat. The print is very large, so doesn't work on every bag style I do, but this Grand Mera suits it. (I also think it will work on a Knitnana effectively. There's another fabric in this Miller line that I'll be making soon...stay tuned, as it's equally stunning!) I love the greens and purple along with black in this print. (I think I might have trouble giving this one up)

I managed to get some knitting done, but am still shy of the finish line for Valkyrie Seraphim...That's okay, though. I can't block until Saturday now, so if it takes all week to knit four more rows, and then cast off and weave in ends? That's fine! Otherwise, I'll just be looking longingly at the finished product, wishing I could take time off work to block the shawl.

I have several bags cut and ready to sew this week when I get home. But for tonight? I'm going to try to get in bed a few minutes early to counteract this loss of an hour's sleep last night.

Have a great week!


Blogger Ruinwen said...

The bags are adorable! That doggy one is so cute...that black lab looks just like my work dog. :)

7:07 AM  
Blogger Pam! said...

love that Micheal Miller fabric and I'm not even a cat person. Beautiful fabric!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm always fascinated to see the lining fabrics you use peeking out. There were TWO bone prints, one with paws, wasn't there. Spiffy!

The cat one is ALL you...I can see why you'd want to keep it, you purple thing!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Fantastic colors and design in the Michael Miller fabric! Good luck with all your sewing this week!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

wow, that micheal miller fabric is stunning!

8:58 PM  

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