Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'm On Vacation!!!!!

First, the socks are done:
Yay!  They are a Christmas gift for THIS year!  And they're done early!  Excuse me while I enjoy this moment...........it doesn't happen very often. 

Andy is away for a few days, so I am taking a break from the garden and canning to do some crafting.  In a mad, allergy-medication-induced frenzy of yarn, I have another set of finished tribbles:
part of another attempt at EZ's mitered mittens,
although this time I thought I'd adjust needle size correctly to get gauge.  I still haven't figured out what to do with the monster mitten from my first attempt, but I have already tried the new mittens on, and they will actually fit a human hand.  I love being ahead without even having the first mitten done. 

And I can now show you one of the secret projects,
as it is now with its new owner and thus no longer a secret.  We have friends who have spearheaded a bit of a music club, and one of them had a recent birthday.  
In an odd great-minds-think-alike moment, the day I was laying out her bag, she gave me this one:
which is my new knitting bag when I can pry it away from Theo.  He likes it as much as I do, so I have to be pretty fast to get to use it.   He might even start to like knitting as much as sewing....