I have two briefcases – one is my summer briefcase that Andrew gave me two years ago for Christmas – its my summer one because it doesn’t close, so I use it when we don’t have a lot of bad weather. I love it because its nice and big and I can fit everything – including my lunch and laptop – and only need to bring a small purse for my wallet and and knitting. In the winter, though, I use a different briefcase – it zips closed, and keeps my stuff dry in all the snow, sleet and rain that I get in the walk to the train station and to work from the train. This one holds my laptop, my wallet and my knitting (but not my lunch).
I am still using my winter briefcase since we’ve been having a lot of rain, and usually just toss my knitting into it. Last week, after I once again pulled out the wrong needle when I was pulling out the sock project, I decided that I really needed to buy a little project bag. I had just started reading Linda’s blog, and really liked the cute bags she makes. I wandered over to her Etsy store, and found the perfect bag to go with my winter briefcase.
This is such a cute bag – just the perfect size for a sock project. Its holding my 6″ DPN’s and a half ball of Socks that Rock. I was concerned when I first got it – it seemed a little small – but everything fits in perfectly, and the bag is very roomy.
I love having this in my briefcase – I don’t have to worry that I’m going to break one of the needles, or pull out something – or that my yarn will get dirty. It is so nice to have this little bag keeping it all safe and clean. And its so freaking cute!
I don’t know how to sew, and never really had an interest in it. So I like finding people that will do it for me – and Linda has such cute patterns – I think I may need to get another one for my summer project transport!
I took today off – it was a spur of the moment thing yesterday on the train – I texted Larry and suggested it, and we both moved meetings around and are planning on just doing some fun, relaxing things together. I’m going to the gym in a little bit (trying hard to keep on track!), and then I think I’m going to check out the new yarn store (just looking!) in Bethlehem. And the new golf store. And lunch. And maybe a nap – because its a rainy day here and what is better than a nap on a rainy day?
No Maryland Sheep and Wool for me this year – we are focused on paying off debt and saving money right now, so I am rationally ok with the decision. But emotionally I’m sort of whiny (Larry would agree!). This is the second year I haven’t gone, and I do love going. But I really don’t need the yarn, and I know that I won’t be able to go and just spend a little – something about being there makes me go completely overboard. Last night I looked through my stash on Ravelry – and really – I do have nice yarn and need to use some of it up. I’m thinking of making the Maikell shawl next and just need to find the right lace yarn in the stash. So I’m focusing on stash this weekend, and trying not to think of all the fun at Maryland.
OK, time to go to the gym. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And if you go to Maryland – have a great time!