Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow calls for snow days!

I have to admit that I didn't take this picture. I got it off the website of a local new station, just to illustrate that indeed it does snow in Florence, SC! No fair, though, cause I didn't get a snow day! Here I am at work, while Mom and Vickie are at home knitting!! So many of our customers are local that we aren't even getting any phone calls.... That may have something to do with the fact that the inauguration is taking place as I type, too....

Nevertheless, I would rather be knitting.... Wouldn't I always?

I think I have decided to use the green Silky Wool from the broken kimono for the Kingscot cardigan by Norah Gaughan. Honestly, though, I have so many knitting options right now that I hardly know what to do with myself! What an awesome dilemma!!! I am working away on the Nantucket Jacket, which is coming along nicely. I have finished the back panel and one of the fronts. I am just about ready to shape the neck on the other front panel. It should be done in a couple of weeks.... If I don't get distracted by another option!

Vickie has started a sweater for our knit-along, which makes me want to start my sweater, too! She is doing something other than what we are doing, though, because she didn't like the sleeves on the one we chose. I think I am still going to do the Minimalist Cardigan from Interweave, in my beautiful teal yarn.... I may be the only one!! Mom is terribly tired of moss stitch, says that she will have to be retrained to do stockinette!

I may have found a terrible new hobby. Thanks to a terrible crafting enabler on Ravelry (I say with tongue in cheek), I have become aware of this bag:

It is a knitting bag by Amy Butler from the Sweet Life line, called the Nolita. This one is for sale, if you can find it, for a mere 75$. I say that with tongue in cheek, too. I love it dearly, of course, despite that I can't afford it and need another knitting bag like I need a hole in the head. However, pointed out by a helpful Raveler, Amy Butler sells sewing patterns for her bags! Sewing patterns!! I immediately spent 38$ buying patterns for three different bags.... And that was after I took one out of my cart. One, called Kimberly, is very similar to this one in construction. They all say advanced or difficult as the skill level. When have I ever let something like that stop me?? It looks like I am going to be sewing some bags! I am actually very excited. Last night, I spent two hours looking at fabrics online. However, it may prove to be more wise to start out with some inexpensive polished cotton from the good old Hancock Fabrics! We shall see. I usually jump in with both feet, anyway!

Now I shall go and watch the Weather Channel online for any sign that the roads are freezing, so that I can realize my dream of a snow day in South Carolina!

1 comment:

Peg in South Carolina said...

Oh Jennifer, you've done me in. I've found the Amy Butler pattern site..... Thanks! And I did take pictures!