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Project: Purse

Here, Sheryl, are the pirate pillows about which I was talking. I’ve added in Matt’s Christmas Ninja Turtle pillows too. [Head on over to my photobucket account to see them bigger.]

It only takes a yard to make a pillow case, and they look way more impressive than they really are. The longest it’s ever taken me to make one is about 1/2 hour, and those were the pirate pillows. I had to sew more than one seam. The knitting/scissors fabric pillow is Michael Miller fabric brought home as a souvenir from Seattle.

More fabric stash busting: Margaret Bag.

The fabric looks to be South American in origin, and has this fantastic woven detail on each end. I used up almost all of the fabric, leaving just a 1/4 yard more on top of the detail at the other end. I love this bag. The handle is a really nice width, and it hold the folders and other accoutrement I need for tutoring, along with some groceries, and possibly a small mammal. Thanks, Elizabeth, for such a great bag pattern! I plan on making more.

I made it to the quitling shop for the first time today, located in an old Victorian building in downtown Old Town Fairfax. Nice, pretty fabric. Experienced a bit of sticker shock; however, I’m going to equate it to the same kind of sticker shock I had when I started buying yarn outside of JoAnne’s and AC Moore. Preeetty things. I will be going back to get this really cute ‘go green’ fabric, once I decide what I want to make with it.

I did buy fabric to try out Amy Butler’s Lounge pants pattern before I cut up Matt’s childhood sheets. [Dinosaurs. So cute, and there’s more than enough for me to make a matching top, for which I have a pattern.] 40% 0ff, the last of the bolt, and the nice young man rounded down the something + yard to 3 yards, so I didn’t even pay full price there. Nice guy, pretty fabric.

Guess what I’m doing tonight?

Have a good weekend!

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I would honestly like to say that I did nothing, but really, who am I kidding? Even when I am being highly unproductive, I’m still productive. I may be reading knitting blog after knitting blog, but I’m saving patterns and imagining all the love I can share with others. I’m finding tatting sites for M, meaning she finally learns how to tat with a shuttle, which means I get MORE HANDMADE LACE! [ note: tatting is a very complicated and mysterious art that involved tiny tiny needle/shuttle things, even smaller thread, and knots. I have not mastered it, but M promises to teach me as soon as I get down to see her. When I go archaic, I go all the way!]

There has been knitting. Oh, yes there has. I am so close to being finished with my stash, it isn’t even funny. I can see the end coming near and all that silk and sock yarn and cotton coming home to live with me. Knitting in other’s homes has occurred. I came out of my cave [!] and had a really yummy dinner with some really great friends!

Sadly, my week of slovenly living must come to an end, as summer session c starts Monday, and then I have my Dad and his g/f visiting for the 4th.

I know, I know, you all have been waiting so patiently for the good stuff. 😀 Pictures!!

 

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This beauty is tiny. Meaning it fits my cell, my id, and lipstick. I absolutly love it! It’s %100 wool, so it’s a bit hot for the summer, but as soon as that crisp autumn weather rolls in, we are going to be one. The one issue I have with it is that the handles do not line up. That is completely MY FAULT. We’ll ignore that for now.

 

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I LOVE THIS BAG! I don’t want to give it away! It’s a graduation gift for my cousin, who graduated from Mary Washington. It’s a lovely dusky rose cotton I had in the stash, the design is mine, just a simple cable. I still need to line it, but eh. She’s at camp, so I have till the end of the summer. The cotton just shows off EACH STITCH so pretty, and the cables are devine. Oh, yes, they are.

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These lacy lovelies are bonnets. As in for babies. As in for other people [if I knit baby things for others, that means no baby things for me.] One is going to a cousin, and two to friends.

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Booties! What self respecting baby doesn’t have booties? These are so easy to knit up, it takes an evening [a short one] to knit a pair. I acually knit one of these pairs in my art history lecture last semester.

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Dang, innit it cute?

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This uninteresting blob is actually a knitted square. It will be stuffed.

You’ll note that the last bit of these are all the same color. This is because they come from the skein THAT WILL NEVER END. I still have more, and no more babies to knit for. That last little bit is coming between me and sock yarn. Bastard.