l woke up this morning at 6:45 and my first thought was that if I was going to Maryland, I’d be on the road already. And then I went back to sleep until 8:00 – so I guess there is a silver lining to not going! It is sort of a grey, misty day here – so its easier to think of not going than had it been a beautiful day.
Thanks for all the nice comments on the bolero – I think she likes it – she wore it to school the next day. Didn’t come home wearing it, and said it was in her backback (she had switched to a sweatshirt because she was cold – I don’t know where she gets all these clothes at school!). I think I’ll try that pattern again – it was fun and quick. I may even try to make one for me.
I’m still working on Icarus – on the fourth repeat of the first chart, so I’m hoping to get to chart two sometime next week. I’ve been primarily knitting it on the train, so probably not going as fast as I could if I also knit it at home. I got an invite to a Icarus KAL on Ravelry – I joined, but haven’t looked at the discussion boards yet. It will be fun to read about what other people are doing with the pattern – for example – Lorraine’s version is gorgeous and uses beads.
I take my lunch to work most days – and I usually just throw everything into my briefcase. I’ve been looking for a lunch bag, but they are either too weird looking, too big, too just not what I want. I want something that can still fit in my briefcase – I have that and a purse and don’t want something else to carry. I didn’t want one of those plastic, insulated bags (I just hate the way they smell after a while), so I’ve been looking on Etsy – something like this or this. I mentioned it to Larry and he suggested that I make my own. I thought he was insane – I don’t sew and I can’t imagine making anything like that. Then I remember – I knit!
So I did a google search for “knitting pattern lunch bag” – and guess what I found? A Knitty pattern for a lunch bag! Although I think it is really cute in the brown, I wanted to use stash yarn, so I found some nice bulky wool and started….
This is one ball of Crystal Palace Iceland. I bought this years ago at Tangled Yarns in Bethlehem – I forget what I was going to use it for, but it was something felted so this works out well! I should have this done by tomorrow (if not today) and then I’ll have to figure out how to felt it in a front loader. I’ve read that you can felt in them – and that you can’t. So we’ll see. But I’m hoping that next week I can take my lunch in my new bag. Maybe then I won’t get smooshed bananas!
One of the reasons that I’m not going to Marylnad is that I am trying to knit from the stash and not buy more – however, I also think that I’m going to buy myself a present and just buy one skein of yarn. The problem is I can’t decide what to buy – I’ve been looking all week, and I’m very torn – so many pretty yarns out there. I can’t even decide between lace or sock weight – so I thought I’d ask you – any suggestions? If you could only buy one skein of yarn, what would it be?
OK, I’m off – that garage isn’t going to clean itself! Have a great day!