Thursday, September 20, 2007

Nothing but Knitting

I'm doing more sewing than knitting this week, but thought I should update with some actual knitting content. Here is Maggie's messenger bag (and belated birthday gift), pre-felted. It measured 20" across the bottom of the bag:
I knit this with 4 skeins of Noro Big Kureyon on size 10-1/2 needles. The pattern is from Knitting for Peace, but I fudged a little on the recommended length of the body of the bag, because I was afraid I wouldn't have enough yarn for the strap. Even with the fudging, I still ran short. (But I have a plan, I think)
And here is the bag, post-felting, down to 15" across the bottom and looking a little mangy:
On the needles:
1) Tommy's Notre Dame sweater. I'm using the Accordion pattern from Knitty and Knitpicks Swish Superwash in Navy and Sunshine.
2) Mittens for Knit Night. I'm doing 2 pair, one flat and one in the round, because some of the Knit Nighters are scared of dpn's. I was too, the first time I saw a sock in progress at the shop in Salem, so I can sympathize with them.
3) The ever-present washcloth. I am trying to get at least 20 cloths knit up for the St. Vincent de Paul craft show in November to sell at the Haiti table. I have 9 done so far.

In the planning stages:
1) A coordinating sweater for Nathan (the Swish Dublin is a nice Notre Dame green)
2) The Modern Quilt wrap
3) A sock monkey for Griffin

And just because it was so beautiful, here is this morning's sunrise:

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