Boy, go on vacation for a week, and you forget that you have a blog! We went to Florida for a week at the beginning of the month and had a fabulous time. (No, that's not a picture of me, although there were times on the trip that I felt a bit snappish.) When I got back I had over 550 new blog posts to read in my Reader (do you think I'm following too many blogs? Nah! I just added more recently.). It took me awhile to get through them all, but I did.
I've been having a bit of trouble getting back into the swing of things - I think I should still be on vacation! Ah well. I do have a few things to show.
This was my vacation project. The Monkey sock.
Yeah, baby. Let me tell you - I can't even count all the times I had to rip this sucker out. I kept dropping stitches for some reason.
The yarn is ShiBui, and I have to say, I'm not sold on that yarn. It just doesn't seem all that stretchy. I know that when Carrie tried on the sock that she knit with this yarn in class, her sock was a little tight, and not very stretchy. I found the same thing with my Monkey sock. I actually finished the dang thing, and then had to rip out my finishing stitches and make it longer. *sigh* Not that I blame that on the yarn. I'm pretty sure that was user error.
And also, thanks again to Carrie, I have a second one started.
She is some taskmaster. And she has this crazy notion that it's great to finish up projects. Imagine.
Of course, I had to make a new project bag to carry my project to Florida in.
This is my favorite bag so far! Those bunnies are so stinken' cute. I saw them on Nanette's blog and had to get them. Then I had to make a bag out of them. LOVE them.
I've also make a couple of totes.
Nothing spectacular. My Middle Child loved this fabric when I made my knitting bag, and wanted something made from it. So I had to make her a tote bag, because she was using a store. bought. tote bag.
She had some crazy excuse that she liked the store. bought. tote bag because her friend gave it to her and she likes her friend. Well, my jealousy kicked in and I had to make her something that she would
I made another similar one. I'm not sure what I'll do with this one.
I just think this fabric is so pretty. I'm not sure that everyone in my house agrees, however.
I do have a sneak peak here. It's for a baby that was born in February. I really need to get it done.
Before the baby is grown.
And I just have to say, I'm in love with this Lizzy House fabric. I want it all.