Tuesday, February 15, 2011

3rd Times a Charm

I am a knitting bag whore.  I love them.  I would love to have a bunch of them.  However, I am in the simplify your life mode right now and I have been trying to keep the knitting stuff in control.  So I've sold off or given away a few bags including recently selling my Namaste Zuma.  I loved the amount of stuff I could put in it but I couldn't put a pattern or book in it without ruining/wrinkling it.  I also carry a smaller sized wallet and I would lose it in there.  Not enough sectioning. Before that bag I had a Namaste Newport which I wasn't in love with either. 

Then a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine (the enabler) sent me a link to Little Knits.  They were having a 50% off sale on Namaste bags.  So I decided to try a 3rd Namaste bag.  I ordered the Monroe and I love it!  It's perfect.  Three sections...one for my purse stuff, one for the knitting and one for books and patterns.   No, you could not fit a large sweater or afghan project in it but, currently I have 3 smaller projects in there and there is still plenty of room.  I think I will be hanging on to this one for a while.




Friday, February 11, 2011

On the Other Side

Happy New Year!  Yeah, a little late but the last couple of months have been no fun.  I had illness on top of illness.  One illness aggravated another which was not helpful.  I was actually so down and out that for a few weeks I didn't want to knit.  I laid in front of the television and watched sitcom reruns.  Which I did enjoy doing. I'm a sitcom junkie. We also managed a trip to Disney World over Christmas break.  I was lucky to be having a good week that week.  Now, 2 months later, I am finally on the other side and feeling back to myself. 

Feeling better brought back my knitting mojo and off I went.  I knit a lovely pair of socks from yarn and a pattern that I won on turtlegirl76's blog. The yarn is Artsygal in colorway Froglegs and the pattern is Everyone Outta the Pool.


I love these socks but I really have too many and I've decided to give away most socks I knit this year.   I reserve the right to keep a few :)  These are going to a friend that told me about her chiropractor.  He is the best and the back pain I've been struggling with for the last 5 years is almost gone!  She deserves more than socks.

I've also started more socks (self striping from Twisted Limone), and a shawl (with my Wollmeise) but I don't have pictures of those yet.  And lastly, I've been working hard to finish up the sweater I was knitting for my husband.  I finished it yesterday and it fit great, except it is 2-3 inches too short!  So much for careful measuring.  So later today I will be using this method to fix it.  Pictures to follow when I can get him to pose...with the new length.