So, perhaps this will be a new feature: What's in my bag? Since I make the bags, be aware that my bag preferences change frequently.
Current bag: Skulls and Roses in Medium
You will notice a few items in there: a white-ish thing and a knitted thing in green, orange and red. Let's go with that colorful thing first.
This is a sock blank by Fiberartcafe. It is just beautiful!!! I met Susan at the Dragonfly Yarn Shop yesterday. Kerrie has open knitting on Thusdays from 1 til 4. For a work-at-home Mom like me, it's 2 hours that keeps me sane. Sure, working from home is great. I get to set my own hours and save money
on gas and stuff. But, there is a downside: No one to talk to.
My husband and my son are sometimes the only people I talk to for DAYS. About a month ago, I realized how much strain this puts on both them and me. I'm relying on them too much for just plain conversation. I'm female, with a female need to converse with others. So I go in every week for 2 hours, talk knitting with some ladies and knit. It's been great!
Ok, back on track now. Susan, the maker of the sock blanks was in and she had a HUGE tote of these blanks. To a knitter- especially a sock knitter- that's like paradise. Susan and I flipped through a bunch before I heard this one shout my name. After I am done with the Harry Potter socks, this is the next thing on the needles.
Speaking of Harry Potter:
This is from the Opal Harry Potter line of sock yarn. The colorway I am using is Ron. The needles are size 0 Addi Lace circulars. I do think I slipped a mental nut when I started on size 0's but, hey....there's worse things I could've done!
Next up, cashmere.
Kerrie's been starting to sell spinning fibers. Last week I went to see what she had and this cashmere was just..............awesome. I petted it for a while and then left it there.
This week, I bought an ounce of it. Since I had this planned, I tucked my mini-Boz in my knitting bag. I tugged a bit of fiber off my ounce and started spinning it right in the shop. Oh, how beautiful it spins!
At home I spun about 1/2 an hour and then the temptation got to me. I had to knit it! So I grabbed a couple of size 0 dpns and cast on stitches. The swatch was knitted with the pattern from the Apres Surf Hoodie . Now that I've seen how it looks, I'll be improvising that lace pattern and putting it to use on a smoke ring. What else would you do with wisps of soft cashmere?
For more practical knitting; there's the washcloths. Knitted on size 9 needles from a pattern by Artsygal
I knitted about 5 of them in a week. I like the colors, which is the peaches and cream gumdrop color. This is that washcloth cotton you can get at Walmart for less than 2 bucks a skein. I saw the pattern and on impulse, bought yarn and knitted them.
So....what's in your knitting bag???