Monday, October 15, 2007

Feeling Down...

After the "high" of knitting like a madwoman for 2 days, packaging up the socks, mailing them, and then saying goodbye to my Mom (who was here for 2 weeks helping out), I feel down. I'm sad to see the socks I worked so hard on go, isn't that weird? So instead of rambling I think I will post some photos of what I have been up to the last week.
Ahhhh...wait.....wait....wait......there we go, that's better, a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and a coors light. Much better, now back to blogging. :-)

First I made a bag with a pattern and fabric I had purchased more than a year ago. Ugh. silly non-functional bag. Felt more like quilting than making a bag. So, I decided to make something more useful. Using an old bag, some things I read on the web and scratch paper, this is what I came up with:
Oops forgot a photo of the matching tissue holder.
Then I went on to knit some doll sweaters:

Ignore the sloppy heart, as the pattern was written bottom up (I did top down) and I don't have much experience yet with lace work or travelling stitches. And the cardi on the right is still missing buttons.

And lastly I made more bags, stitch markers and then along came the SockWars. Wow, what an exciting mind game. I was busy most of Saturday and just when Mom was going to take the kids out of my hair for few hours I got a message from my assassin that she was ready to mail my socks to me. Well, that took the wind right out of my sails. Talk about Psyched out! A dead stop with only the cuff and 2 scar repeats done. Then a couple of good friends encouraged me to continue, and I realized that I really wanted to send the package to my target myself. AND, here it is Monday afternoon, I have not yet been assassinate, and my personal package has been sent express to Texas! That feels good.


Cinnamonamon said...

love the bags! i sent my target some "awake" tea so she could knit faster next time! lol i love the purpley-ness of your socks; the pattern plays out nicely on a solid. :)

pat said...

Grilled Cheese and Coors Light - I LOVE your treatment for the blahs!
I'm glad you stuck it out with Sock Wars - I'm sorry I don't get to see them up close and personal!! I have Sock War questions for you tomorrow.
(very nice bags and doll sweaters!)
coffee counter - 1pm sound good?

paulettel said...

I love the doll sweaters. Where did you find the pattern?

Linda said...

Hi Paulettel, I hope you found my blog entry, I would have e-mailed you, but I don't have an address. cheers, Linda