Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New project

I'll be honest, I've been in a bit of a knitting funk this last week or so. After getting the first Exhibition sock done, I've barely been in the mood to pick up the needles. When I have been, I've tried to get moving on the fair projects, but just kept changing my mind and frogging.

I'm seriously reconsidering this fair thing. I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew, and if it takes the joy out of knitting, what's the point? I may still whip up a couple of small things, and enter the few things I've already got done... but for now...
I'm back to designing. This is another skein of Mom's beautiful handspun (100% merino) and it's going to be a cute little cropped cardi with lace edging.
I'm still trying to decide which yarn to use for the edging. I dyed the left one (Barn Cat in Cornflower) specifically for it, but then I started winding up the right one (Alley Cat in Skylark) for a pair of train socks...  I'm leaning toward the Skylark at the moment though I worry it may be a touch too busy for the lace.

 But I've got a while to go before I have to make a final decision.

The other day, I went on a little shopping spree. I had coupons for one of the stores, and to get 50% off, I needed $150 worth of items... when I got to the cash, I learned I'd miscalculated and was $4 short. I turned to the 'impulse' shelves and this jumped out at me
A cute little HK clutch, At first, I thought it would be idea for throwing my phone and a few dollars in when I didn't want to carry my whole purse..., but now I'm thinking it would make a great little bag for knitting tools! What do you think?

8 comments:

D. Kissinger said...

That is the PERFECT little notions pouch! I do love me some Hello Kitty!

Araignee said...

Hello Kitty!! Daughter is a big fan. That would make a perfect little tool bag.

Delighted Hands said...

Competition ruins my mojo so I do not send them to the Fair, etc. I sympathize.
The new cardi is a beauty! It will be fun to see which skein you go with!
Definitely use the little purse for tools-happy is....

chrisknits said...

I hope your knitting funk goes away and that designing renews your passion.

kathy b said...

Oh that's a good project bag for sure

Vera said...

That cute little bag would be Purrfect for knitting tools! And your shawl will be gorgeous - either yarn will work well with it.

Eastside Cats said...

Cute Hello Kitty purse! I LURV the beautiful blues and lavenders of the two balls of yarn. I've read somewhere that cats can only see blue and green, so my new pair of glasses are blue and green! Now, I look for clothes of the same colors, probably showing a bit of OCD on my part, but anything for the kitties!

Mereknits said...

IF there is no Joy in knitting you need to re-evaluate. Love the little bag, so cute for knitting supplies!