Sunday, August 20, 2006
2 Weeks Until School Starts! Noooooooooo.....
The Brea Bag (pattern from Berocco) is finished. It was great to knit, and the directions are very clear. I added a thriftstore tie as the strap, I love it! These might be X-mas presents this year. Who knows. It took 1 1/2 skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky.
The baby stuff class-PART 1 was such a success. Thanks to everyone who showed up. I hope you have time this week to do your homework so that we can finish those sweaters this Thursday. Also, we will be knitting the baby booties and a baby hat. So much to do! Our next class, August 31st (Thusrday evening 6:30-9:00) will be a felting class. This one will be a two-week class as well. I'll post more details later in the week.
This is the storage shelving I am buying for my knitting oasis. We are almost finished, maybe 2 more days of hard labor. Once it is all finished, I will post before and after pictures. I can't wait to load the shelves with my yarn. It is going to look like my own little yarn store.
This is a Valentino cashmere stole with pearls sewn on. I want one, but am unwilling to pay...brace yourself...$1950! For a wrap! I think I might buy some luxurious cashmere and just go for it.
This is a Fendi, the "Chef Bag". Retail price: $900. Ouch. I am rewriting a pattern for this little guy. Tiffany at Yarn Garden gave me a pattern she had but we decided the pattern has some issues, so this is my weekend project (in addition to the garage, um, knitting oasis.) I am knitting it in the round and am halfway up the body. I am going to make it a little deeper than the original, maybe 7 or 8 inches. I like purses to hold everything I own.
These are my teacher friends. We all have to report back to school next week for 3 days of "get ready for kids" meetings, etc. Then we have Labor Day weekend, then the first day of school. I had a BBQ last week and they all came over (with significant others in tow) and we complained about the end of summer. The non-teachers in the group showed no sympathy. :)