It’ll be easier now

At best I’ve been a sporadic blogger.  Mainly because I found transferring pictures from camera to computer to flickr to blog fiddly.  I’m now the proud owner of a Droid.  This little wonder makes the photo business much easier.  Now I’m not going to promise that I’ll blog more, but, when I do, it’ll be easier.  I’ve a few finished knitting projects to share.

First is my drop shoulder pullover which is in Cascade 220 and used Ann Norling pattern.

and some Christmas socks using Vesper Sock yarn in the Holly and the Ivy.  A friend said these remind her of the Grinch so I may wear them in green face at Christmas time.

and some Perfect Day socks from Perfect Day yarns.

Then the dumpling bags…these are from a pattern in Interweave Knits in 2008.  Knitting them is addictive and they’re fun to carry.  Now if my momma was still alive, she’d tell you that I hate purple and she’s probably having a good laugh in heaven right now.  Purple is now my favorite color.  I bought the yarn for the purple dumpling to make a gift thinking it was more pinkish in the shop.  When I got home, I realized it was purple and that it would be mine.  (Freudian slip?)  This bag is in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky.

I’m not overly thrilled with the 2 plastic rings so I switched to metal split rings on the second one.   Also I switched yarn and used Cascade 220.   I’m a NCSU fan so making a bag in Carolina blue is not something I’d normally do.  A good friend who’s a Carolina fan wanted this.  She can add a Tarheel charm to the split rings if she wants.  I think future models will have one plastic ring then a split ring with charms on the strap.

While I like both yarns, I liked the felted fabric from the Lamb’s Pride better.  I’ll be making more of these little bags.

On the needles–felt clogs, study hall mitt (hibernating), Oregon Cardigan (hibernating), Noro socks, Swan Song socks, design moebius, 198 yards of heaven, and Honeybee Stole (taking a short nap).

On the loom–warped the inkle for first time, using a draft from Schacht and some cotton yarn from Gate City Yarns.

On the wheel–corriedale fleece (Cocoa 2009)

To all grace and peace and to my knitting friends, no tinks, no frogs, just knits.

3 Responses to “It’ll be easier now”

  1. 1 Robin June 29, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Great FOs! My older son and his wife have Droids and they like them. Those dumpling bags look so much bigger than I thought they were. Neat shape! Might have to find that pattern!

    • 2 katzendog June 29, 2010 at 2:45 am

      Pattern in interweave knits fall 2008. They’re pretty small big enough for wallet,phone,checks and keys

  2. 3 Diane June 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Glad you are blogging again! Love all your projects.

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