Sunday, January 31, 2010

Catch Up and an FO

Dear Blog:

I'm sorry for my absence. It was due to a couple things: first, school, and work. Both have kept me very busy this week. I also saw the Lion King musical at the Bushnell in hartford this week, which was wonderful. It was my present to Mike (happy birthday mike! He turned 21 today!).

Bags. I've been making tons. Someone asked for daschund fabric?

You got it.

I'll just leave you a collage of the finished ones (I still have more fabric, though I think I'll refrain for a couple days to make more - I still have more to list once I get cord in them!).

I did end up sewing the tape measure ribbon on, I think it looks lovely! I think it's about 1/16 of an inch off because I ironed it but that's only near the end!

I'm thinking of having a contest with a set of these as a prize, I just don't know what to have a contest about! I think I'll wait til the end of next week - I'm going on vacation and I'll have a little time to relax and get myself together!

In other KNITTING news: I finished my Fiddlehead mittens. (though now my hands are so dry it does hurt a little to wear them)

Pattern: Fiddlehead Mittens
Yarn: Outside: Ultra Alpaca, 2 skeins (used about 1/2 I would say), lining: Misti Alpaca Laceweight, less than one skein.
Needles: Size 3

I LOVE them. They are like a little hand heaters.

I have not been home alot during the day (worked open to 5 past two days at work!), so excuse the pictures please!

Anyways. I've been making bags, knitting and trying to do homework while working. We'll see if this works out.


BeccaH said...

Squee! The Dachshund fabric requester was me, and I have just purchased it!! :)

sewstylish said...

the mittens are so great. Try some burts bees hand creme. It comes in a jar and smells like almond I LOVE IT. I make bags just like yours and they're so fun. My kids are always having me make them for gifts for there friends. Enjoy your vacation are you going anywhere warm?

Julie said...

those fiddlehead mitts are gorgeous!! And they look super warm. I love the doggie fabric in the top project bag!! So adorable.