I spent the entire day--nearly twelve hours--sewing yesterday. I completed two Madison bags: one for Lisa who won it for completing Tour de Fleece and this one (almost identical--different lining) for my KSKS pal. My pal is an exquisite knitter, so I'm super worried about the pattern. I keep looking at stitch dictionaries hoping to find just the right pattern for her and the yarn I've selected. While I fret over patterns I'm working on a needle case to include as well as a little wallet per Split Yarn's tutorial.
My almost-15-year-old nephew came over to hang with me last week. He's into drawing and music and art--an anomoly in my highly pragmatic family, as I am. Well, let me clarify. There is a lot of creativity floating around in my family, but there seems to be an inability to embrace it, to take risks with new skills. But I'm going off on a tangent that I could write about for hours.
So the kid comes over, and I've got three pounds of roving and some new dye from Selling Dye 2 You (won via Dye-O-Rama, woo hoo). What better way to play than to mess around with these supplies? Here are some of the results, all destined for PIF :
There's a pink and black roving that didn't make the picture. I'm going to spin it into yarn for my nephew to use. I tried to teach him to crochet (he wants a skater boy beanie), but he lost patience too quickly. He thinks I'm going to make the beanie for him, but he's wrong. I'm a determined teacher and auntie!
Jen posted a link to this beautiful sweater. I bought the pattern, and I've decided to make it as a reward for turning UFOs into FOs. It may be the prettiest sweater I've seen in a long time. Ok, it is. And, as you know I believe, sometimes pretty is enough.
Don't forget to sign up for the Funky Scarf Swap. I can't wait to challenge myself with a fun scarf for a new friend.