Monday, November 05, 2007

Three Bags

Took the three felted bags to work Saturday and added the buttons, so now I can class them as FOs. (Once the brown one dried you can kinda see some little tweed flecks in it, but it's not like I hoped it would be.)

There weren't many people around Saturday, a few ladies in the morning getting yarn so they'd have something to do in the evening as the remains of Hurricane Noel passed through. By the time the rain started around lunchtime hardly anyone was around, so it made for a long day. I started the sleeves to the sweater I started for the store over a year ago, though. This is the progress as of lunchtime today.

First time I've ever knit two sleeves at once on a circular needle. I'm liking it a lot and wonder why I waited so long! It's so much better this way.
We didn't lose power in the storm, and our yard didn't seem to suffer any damage, but one of the humungous trees in the neighbor's back yard had to be taken down. This is a crappy shot out of my bedroom window. The tree farthest on the right has a lean to it, so I thought they'd take that one down, too. They didn't, and if the wind blows hard enough in the right direction somtime it will fall into my yard and onto our garage.

Hubby's grandparents had a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party on the weekend (Nov 3). In the back from the left is hubby's brother, hubby's sister, hubby, hubby's sister's boy, and my two hoodlums are on the bottom with their great grandparents. (BIL will be a dad any day now for the first time -- my SIL is due Nov 22.)

And that's about it. I have to go fill my water cooler jugs, then I'll take the Littlest One for a walk, and it's back to work on the sleeves. I'm pushing to get this sweater finished this week, then it's going to be all Christmas knitting. (Well, I may squeeze in a pair of mittens or two for the boys as well, but nothing big is getting started til the CK is done!)
Happy knitting!


Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Wow! Those are great bags! And, love the sleeves two at once. I will have to try that now since I have 3 sweater requests! I hope that Noel didn't hit too hard. It certainly made its presence known down here!

1:33 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

The only way to go with sleeves! and you're assured they are both the same length :-)
I love the little bags!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Love the bags. I may have to try that pattern. And, I may have to try the 2 sleeves at once.

Oh, and from the last post, I want to come trick or treat in your neighborhood next year. Wow!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

You'll have to talk about the two sleeves at once technique at the next Knit Nite. I'd love to know how to do it, especially after slogging through this past second sleeve. The cables look really pretty!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

I just love the bags ; very nice ! Chantal has hinted that she'd like a knitted bag , but the felting process intimidates me - it's the thought of doing all the knitting and possibly ending up with a disaster . Maybe next year for her birthday . I'm happy to hear thatyou fared not too badly through the storm . Super family pics as well, it's nice to see all the generations together.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The bags look great! I've never tried knitting two sleeves at once - the only sweaters I've made were childrens, but that could be done with those as well. I've also never knit the sleeves in the round like I've seen some people do. I've heard that's pretty easy as well and you don't have any seams to sew up, except for where you join it to the sweater.

My brother and his family live in Dartmouth, and they lost power from something like 2am til 4pm from Noel, but he said there wasn't much damage done from it this year either, which is good.

5:54 PM  

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