Saturday, October 27, 2007

First Day

Started this post yesterday, but I didn't get around to finishing it til today (so it's dated Saturday, but actually it's Sunday morning.)

I finally got the second bag knit so I could felt the Booga Bag I finished the other day. Diagonal felted bag in Patons Classic Wool sage green. Booga Bag in Patons SWS natural green. This Booga is striped identical to my Booga, even though I didn't plan it that way.

My overstuffed Booga on the left, the new one on the right. Look at how much brighter the new bag is! There can be a BIG difference in dye lots, that's for sure!

I used two skeins, same dye lot, for the new bag's body. I had half a skein left from my bag, so I made the handle out of that. Look at the difference in the yellows between the two dye lots!

I am to the heel on my first Tropicana sock, but I had to put it on hold while I finished the baby blanket from hell. (Which I did get finished last night, wove in the remaining ends this morning, and now it's ready to go to the shower today. Pics to follow next post.) It turned out better than I thought it would. The yarn wasn't very co-operative when it came to putting it together, so I wasn't very happy with it. It will do. So maybe tonight I'll get to sit at the computer and try this short-row heel tutorial so I can continue on with my socks. (If I can't make this one work I'll try another one. There's tons of 'em out there!)

Knit Nite was fun last week. Heddy popped in for a little bit but couldn't stay for it all. We had a new face this week, which was nice to see. Nova Knitter was there with her gorgeous vest. She said how she threw out all of the ends she had left over, and she wished she had kept enough to make a little i-cord button loop for closure in the front. The new knitter was like, "What kind of Noro is it?" It was Silk Garden, and she reaches in to her tub and hauls out some leftover SG in the same colorway! That was too cool. (And both ladies have same first name. Even cooler! And I call her "new knitter" as in new-to-Knit-Nite. She's by far not a new knitter and what I class as a professional knitter. She makes lots of stuff for these guys, and by the looks of her stuff she had with her she can knit anything. Plus she knows how to do short-rows, so I know where I can get help if I can't figure it out myself!) We are on a hiatus until November 14, then it resumes every Wednesday night from 7-8 at the Liverpool Superstore Community Room til December 19. Hope to see more faces there. There are a couple of ladies who expressed interest in coming, so hopefully we'll see them there. (I made little slips with the time/place/dates on it to put in our yarn customers' bags.)

The Oldest One started curling Saturday. Last year was the first time they started the Little Rocks program here, and he wasn't old enough til this year.

He really liked it, especially when they got to throw some rocks. Here they had them trying to hit a rock that was already down the ice. He was so happy when he hit a couple! Most of the kids were having a hard time with the sliding thing, though. They find it awkward, but they'll get used to it.
He really likes it! I don't like having to be there at 8am Saturdays, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

Happy knitting!
PS One of our yarn orders came in Friday. There are some new colors in the Classic Wool and Decor. Also got Kroy Crayon Jacquard sock yarn for the first time. Now hopefully the On Your Toes sock yarn order will arrive this week!


Blogger Donna said...

I love curling and I am sure your little fellow will be a great curler. All you have to do is love it and apparently he does! Yay!

Your bags are really looking good!I particularly like the green one!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

I love how that little purse with the flap turned out! I was thinking of making my felted bag a bit bigger, but I really like how that pattern turned out.

The wee curlers are too cute! I don't understand the game at all, but hey, some people say that about knitting!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Your bags are always so beautiful! Actually, whenever I see yours I get this extreme urge to try my hands at such bags too - I'd desperately need one or two to keep my stuff! - but then always get sidetracked with all the other projects in my mind and on my needles. But this time I WILL try a bag or two, being so inspired and motivated by yours!
And oh, curling! What a lot of fun this is! I haven't tried it myself because I'd probably kill myself just coming close to the ice - but I've watched it a lot and always thought this so entertaining - especially if the wee ones are doing it! Great that your little boy loves it so much - he'll become a fantastic curler, I'm sure about that!

6:43 AM  
Blogger aija said...

Curling seems so exotic to me! He looks so happy, even if it is 8 am ;)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

oh I loved this sport when I could watch it in the olympics. Its not terribly big here in Texas. You would think the heat would drive people inside to the ice rinks though!

I came over to thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I love meeting new people!

Cheers and happy knitting to you!

Oh the bags are great too. Crazy how they could be so alike and so different at the same time!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Love the booga bags. Now I really want to make one, but I have charity knitting that I need to get done by Nov. 20th. *sniff* And, then holiday knitting to do. Maybe after Christmas I'll have time.

Curling looks fun. Hope your son has lots of fun with.

1:17 PM  

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