Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A little progress to share...

Hello everyone! Well, here's the finished bag which my mommy lined for me (yep, my mommy helps me and I'm not ashamed to admit it!) in the most perfect flannel plaid! The button is a vintage leather one that I had and it's perfect for it too...this is the first bag I've ever made for myself and it's adorable I think :) And Silver...I haven't forgotten you girlfriend!!! Have patience with me....)

On the other UFO fronts, I FINALLY blocked the annoying scarf vest and can now seam it and knit the collar, which is on a back burner since no chance in hell I can wear it till fall now. I think the next thingee I'll work on is either the Epic Sheep Shawl, the Lacey Riverine Heartstrings scarf in Jaggerspun Zephyr or the Size 1 needles purple lace sock so I have a pair :)

I have a new UFO to finish...the Summertime Tunic from Interweave Knits. On size 6 needles in miles of stockinette stitch. But I have 7" of the 12.5" required before I can split it and start the "neckline" which is kind of a misnomer in a way. There's a free pattern for it ~ it's really cute and naturally, I'm using a totally different yarn but I'm GETTING GAUGE LADIES!!!!! Wheeeeee...... go ME! It's a funky rayon/linen blend tape yarn that's going to be nice and drapey...I have a huge cone at the shop so while this is for me, it's also a store sample as well.

I'd take a pic but I deliberately left it at the shop so I would be forced to finish my Dad's boring birthday sock. He ADORES the socks I made him out of an 80/20 acrylic/wool blend yarn. They pilled up and looked horrid but he LOVED them so I'm making another pair out of wool-ease. He wore the other ones out in about 6 months so I can see myself making him many more of these. Ah well, they're fast and easy and they make him happy. He wears them with his motorcycle boots. Did I mention my Dad is a tattooed freak and biker at 62 years of age??? He's a really cool guy but I do believe he's gone over the edge :)


Elysbeth said...

Your parents sound cool and fun. Glad to see I'm not the only one distracted by shiny new projects.

Silver said...

That bag turned out super-cute; maybe it will inspire me to use up some of my handspun tidbits, too!

As for me, no worries! ;D I can always wait for completely gratuitous goodies -- as *if* I'd whine about not getting a complete, undeserved goodie fast enough ... ;) And I just got a box o' fiber in the mail from Australia for a fiber swap, so I have noooo excuse for whining. ;D