Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Unlike Desiree's pathetic claim that she had a four day bout of not knitting (which, in reality was probably only about 8 minutes) I have had some serious down time! I haven't knitted in over a month. I was going really well and knitted another pumpkin hat for a baby and got a ripping good start on a glove, but I was on vacation and it all came to a stand still. I think the problem was that I was at a point in the glove where I really needed to concentrate, and I was too busy travelling, tired or getting distracted to commit the attention it deserved.

I've now knitted it up to the base of the pinky since this picture was taken, and there it sits.

I hope to get cracking on that soon, but in the mean time, I have a lot of friends with babies on the way, so I have to get working on something for them.

Prior to my trip, I had a few sewing adventures and made a purse for Emily's birthday, and a hearty one for my Vegan Pal in the vegan pal swap. That was a lot of fun and I look forward to participating in another swap soon.

The "Batty" bag for Emily's birthday. My corner seams are getting much neater! (click to enlarge any images)

The hearty purse for my Vegan Pal, Carla in Toronto.

I'm currently busy getting my house in order. I have a lot of big ideas, but I get completely uninspired having to work in our cluttered apartment. So once that's all done, I hope to feel like working on more stuff!

I have my first sewing class on Saturday morning and I'm really looking forward to it. Well, I'm kinda not because I think the first class will be the most basic stuff that I already know how to do, but I'll still go. I'm sure I'll learn something! I'll miss the second class because I'm going up to Seattle that weekend, so I hope I don't miss anything I really need!