Knitting, Sewing

More projects to consider

I really need to stop searching through the nets for more sewing ideas. I am already too far behind in my knitting queue, why would I want to have another area to get behind in? But here I go:

The Bia Bag: So cute! And I can see doing it in scraps and lots of contrast. I really like how this one is done.

Round Travel Bag!: How neat would this be for traveling? Or even craft projects? But man, intense project for sure.

Hexagon Fabric Tray: Perfect for loose threads or yarn next to my knitting chair.

Car Trash Bags: Or even as a handy pouch for things you don’t want rolling around. Sunglass case, tissues, pens, and such.

Canvas Duffle: Just imagine all the home decor fabric I could use on this! I have tons of it leftover for sure.

Right now I can’t even consider anything seeing that I am 1000 miles from my machines, one of which is in for repair. I was so close to bringing the back-up with me, but it wasn’t worth it for an 8 day vacation, 2 days of which are spent in traveling. Instead I have pulled out the knitting and gotten some traction on Cameo Appearance and put some rows on Cable Comfort. Cameo is close to the lace portion, yay!! Cable is hardly past halfway. Less than 6 skeins to go now!

Ah, Florida, how I love the beach, but not the sand!!


30 Day Commit to Knit

Eek, it’s been a while since I have updated this challenge. I am actually doing well. I have only missed 2 days since it started on July 1st. I am planning to finish strong and not miss anymore days. Fingers crossed. It is easy to just ignore the knitting while on vacation, but if I am sitting in the condo in the evening, just enjoying the peace and quiet, why not knit.

I brought both shawls with me, Cable Comfort, just because I want this done by the time the seasons change. It’s been hanging around for much too long. And Cameo because I can’t wait to get to the lace.

The Drops Vest is at this stage.

Last skein of yarn and into the collar!! I left it behind knowing it wouldn’t take long to finish. And without blocking aids on hand, why bother. I am hoping I can block it longer as it looks quite short and stout. I don’t love knitting that Double Seed Stitch, but sure do adore the texture!


Another And Now For Something Completely Different!

I guess I shouldn’t assume most people know what that saying is from. We watched that all through high school and even now watch whenever we can. We went to see the Holy Grail in a movie theater just a few months ago.

Anywho, this completely different is COMPLETELY different. Not a bit of fiber was used. Only metal and glass or resins. But I was led down this merry path by a recent fiber finish. The wallet I made for my GN needed a charm for the zipper. So I dug in my beads for the lady bug I remembered I had. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

And then I just had to play!

Many minutes later I had 1 completed bracelet and 3 that are waiting on clasps. I had such fun mixing and matching beds and baubles. I even repaired a hand made bracelet I purchased ages ago that broke a few months ago. Luckily I saw the bead that fell off before I walked away.

And since I already had everything out, I decided my recent make-up bag needed a zipper pull too! 

Please don’t ask if the valances are finished, who can finish window treatments when they keep rediscovering old talents? Not this girl!