Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I think spring fever has struck with a vengence. Not only have I been cleaning out my UFO basket with a vengence, I seem to have developed "startitis". Not only have I started two new projects but I bought some new sock yarn and downloaded the Pomatomas sock pattern.
The yellow tank top is from a free pattern from Lion Brand's latest newsletter. I've had this Microspun in my stash for several years, purchased for a hockey team related project that ended up not happening. So I've had my eyes open for a suitable pattern to use up the significant quantities of this fairly bright yarn I happened to have on hand.
Since the tank is pretty boring 2x2 rib knitting, I decided to start a lace shawl from Knitsimple's spring/summer 2007 issue as well - just for kicks. The yarn is a nice wool/cotton blend in the most luscious rasberry color.
I finally found the perfect fabric for the top lining of my green handbag, so I'm ready to finish this bag up sometime this week. Since the kids are on spring break, I'm taking some extra time to do power through the sewing machine work that needs to happen on some of these bags.
More to come.
(Note to Guinifer - HB has started his spring hockey season. He's a year-round player, so we're off and running on the new season already. And we're grieving the end of the Gopher season. Alas . . .)