Saturday, April 15, 2006

Something Old, Something New

No, no one's getting married. I picked that phrase as my title in honor of turning "something old" (mismatched bracelets hanging out in a drawer) into "something new" (cute bracelet bags). Here are a couple of views of each.





I'm very pleased with how these turned out, although there will be no close-ups of my sewing, of which little good can be said except that the bracelets did end up attached to the bag. I'm a little concerned that the sewing thread won't hold up to tugging the bags on and off my wrist, but it's not really a big deal to sew them back on. Quick, fun knit, adorable and practical product, use of stash felting and novelty yarns--what's not to like? Click here to make your very own.

Other knitting: Progress on the Somewhat Cowl! I've done a few inches in the round now. I tried it on after the join, and I'm happy with the fit. I may not be able to wait till the body is done to add the sleeves and cowl. Photos tomorrow. My little knitting goal for myself is to have the Somewhat Cowl, Orangina, and the Heavenly Stole all finished by May 15, with the Heavenly Stole finished in time for Mother's Day. I think that's do-able, though I really should wait to cast on for Jaywalkers. Yes, those are socks, which I've never had the slightest interest in making. But I had a gift certificate for a store that carries Lorna's Laces that just about covered two skeins, and they happened to have Tahoe in stock. And sock people get so enthusiastic about knitting socks that I thought I should give it a try. I'm not bending on my no-dishcloth policy, though.

Reading: Still on The Love Wife by Gish Jen.

Writing: Same place. 20,500...early in chapter 5. Ooh, though I had a really fun idea for a scene yesterday.

Cooking: I'm making some sort of dessert for a party tonight. It will have cocoa in, but other than that, I'm not sure yet.

Edited to add: My 2006 finished object list is getting kind of unwieldy, and it's only April. I wonder if I need to start a post with all the links instead of listing them all on the sidebar, then link to the FO post on the sidebar instead? Or just list the names of the projects and edit the posts to include the yarn info and pattern source?

6 comments:

Rain said...

The bags are a cute idea. They look great.

Zonda said...

Good jub! Enjoy them :)

Tim said...

A new idea for a scene? I'm intrigued....

If you want my two cents, I would think that just linking to a separate post would be less unwieldy (is there such a word as wieldy?) Because you're still going to run out of room sometime during the year, even if you cut down the length of your sidebar links. If that makes any sense...

Happy Easter!

String Bean said...

I may have to make one of those bracelet bags. Not for keys, to hold my yarn while I'm knitting.

crazyauntpurl said...

Oh! I am so happy and excited that you liked the bracelet bag pattern! Yay!! I was surprised that even with my bad sweing the bangles stayed on OK, but then again I haven't really put my bag to a lot of use yet.

So happy you liked the pattern!! :)

Rachel said...

Be prepared for the sock knitting cult to step up their recruitment efforts! There's still time to escape, though. I've seen Lorna's Laces used with great success in lace shawls.