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Ten On Tuesday

Cameo Candle

Topic today is 10 things I would knit again, easy

1. Baby Shrug I have already knit this 10 times, so obviously I like it.
2. Chevron Blanket Getting ready to start the 2nd one.
3. Poor Rudolph Natch, since it’s my own pattern adaptation. Based on a Garnstudio pattern.
4. Clog Slippers Lost count of how many I have made.
5. Cameo Shawl I have made two without the lace border. Need to revisit the pattern and do the lace.

Hank's Star Sweater

6. Eisig Cowl A fun way to use up some leftovers or use a favorite color combo.
7. Keefely Mittens 3 times so far.
8. Cladonia Love the drape and the lace.
9. Little Star Sweater 3 times so far. It’s easy to do baby things, they are so quick!
10. Argyle Hat Charted from a fellow Rav’s version, with permission. Just love the look of it.

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Loving the life

of a beach bum. At least 3 more days of this and then it’s back at home. Which won’t be too bad. It’s always good to go back home.

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But then I would miss this.

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Knitting on those charity hats is finally going on!!! I have been planning forever to do it and thought, why not this trip. No stress knitting and what happens, happens. Even on the pool deck. It was too windy and sandy on the beach.

Now, to enjoy dinner out tonight, some bathing suit shopping (OK, who can enjoy that?), and whatever else comes. Life is good! Especially when you have coupons to JoAnns and they have a JoAnns in town! So last night I went by, and scored these cute fabrics. Yes, more bags coming!

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 And, burp cloths!

burp rags

 I knew I should have packed my sewing machine!

Now, back to knitting while I wait for the gang to be ready to go. Hope you are enjoying life where you are. And if not, find your happy place. Obviously mine is swimming in fabric and yarn. Planning to drop in on the local knit shop to see what they have in store.

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I lied

Even though I needed to be getting ready for vacation, I couldn’t resist getting these bags sewn. The fabric was taunting me. And since I am caught up on life, time was available to do some sewing. So here are the last bags before I leave. Honestly! Most were an attempt to use up some fabric my friend handed to me. These will be for sell in August at the Bazaar in town, or in her shop eventually.

Ginger Cat Stock

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Grapes of Wrath

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Thistles and Buds

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My Stock

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My sister bought, even though I tried to give it to her, the larger version with these fabrics, so I knocked out one to replace it. And having some small pieces left over, I thought, why not. So I made a little travel bag, about 7″ high, out of the pieces. And it is just right to hold my meds for the trip. Now I don’t have to throw them in my suitcase and not have them close at hand. Or have them bouncing around in my purse. Not that I am on a lot of meds. But sometimes you need help. Allergies, acid reflux, upset stomach, all those things that age brings to your life.

OK, my knitting is packed, my meds are packed, the snacks are packed, maybe it’s time to pack clothes? Or a nap, maybe I could take a nap? One reason I am avoiding the packing is the dogs. The big dog knows what’s up when the suitcase comes out. So to reduce his stress I try to wait as long as I can to pack. Plus, I don’t want my clothes any more wrinkled then they need be. But I really do need to knuckle down and just do it. And then I can put away laundry, make the bed for our house sitter, and then think about what I am forgetting. Or go back into the dining room and sew. Not more bags. I am actually making a small quilt top out of the leftover blues and neon greens. This is my inspiration. Not sure about the edges as I have mostly scraps, but something will come to me.

Enjoy your weekend! Pray for safe and quick travel for us tomorrow. And then sunshine for the next week!!!

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