What do you do when you realize you simply cannot finish a project (Ravelry link) in time? Specifically, when the baby is going to be delivered tomorrow and a blankie is barely at half-way?
You crank out a pair of Magic Slippers. I made two pairs of these last spring for babies on the way, but I’d forgotten them until another blogger mentioned them over the weekend. I won’t do another full-blow finished object report, but the originial is here, and the particulars for this project are below.
Yarn: Tofutsies leftovers, from their first “sock club” special.
Needles: Two 16″ US #2 Knitpick circulars. I rather liked doing these on two circs instead of the dpns I’d used before. Might try Magic Loop and two at a time for the next pair.
One day last week, Vera had the Stephanie bag on sale in select colors, and MJ and I were both tempted to the point of purchase. The Cupcake green on the left is her early Mothers Day present, and the Mod Floral on the right is mine.
I REALLY wish Vera would offer inside views of their bags, or at least a swatch of the contrasting fabric. That’s the interior of MJ’s Cupcake green, which as seems to be the case with me and Vera of late, I like better than the primary/exterior fabric.
And that’s the interior of my Mod Floral.
Another shot of the bag. Yes, it has very short handles. I happen to love the shape and have already switched over to this one. Of course, it’s too soon to tell, but I like the way it feels on my shoulder – tucked up under my arm – and it holds all of my stuff with room to spare. For the price I paid, I won’t cry if Sissy slimes it too often and it has to be retired in the fall.
I love the pleats at the top of the bag. How silly is that?!
How was your weekend? I accomplished absolutely nothing that I set out to do. The Knight was on call for work, so the shed building didn’t start until about lunchtime on Saturday, so there there no need to bake and cook. (Of course the time he has something planned at home, he gets a call on the far side of the county…) I did knit on the blankie, but honestly, that acrylic hurts my hands. I guess because it has no give at all and I’m doing cables and such?
I did cast on for a new project (Ravelry link) last night when I got ticked off because I didn’t have all the paperwork I needed to do the taxes. The Knight had handed what I thought was everything over, but… and he wasn’t home to find the missing pieces, so… Knit therapy to the rescue! Tonight’s the night, even if he has to beg out of a chiefly duty or ten.
How was your weekend?