A beginning…I will be going away soon, with a five and a half hour flight all by myself…what should I do? I will take some hand sewing along for the rest of the trip, but I don’t like to deal with sewing needles on a plane, so knitting it will be! While in Maine I found this beautiful yarn that I purchased to make a Hitchhiker shawl that is pretty popular on Ravelry. I wanted to start it to be sure that I was set before I set down for a long flight. Here is what I have started, on size 6 needles.
I am wondering if I might also want to see what it looks like, and feels like, on 8s before I settle into a long flight. Hmmm…
The middle…I am participating in drawstring bag swap organized for members of several modern quilt guilds in the mid-Atlantic region using Jeni Baker’s tutorial.. I have started one for my secret partner. I have also been doing massive cleaning out of the closet where I keep fabric and came across these bits of lovely printed corduroy that was once made into a skirt or perhaps a jumper (I love jumpers…perhaps I am a bit too old for them…but they are sooooo comfy and easy to wear. Can I be 5 again? Please?) many, many moons ago. So, while making the bag for my secret partner, I am also making a bag for myself out of this buttery soft fabric. They are partly done and all pressed so I stuck them up on the design wall to get a quick pic. Oops, I confess that I hung these over some other blocks that were already on the wall…you can see a bit of a fish block through the panel…oh well, you get the idea.
Onward to August…stay tuned for more of the sari story!