Sunday, September 17, 2006

Winter is in the Air

I was getting a little nostalgic at everyone mentioning the feel of fall. The Salt Lake girls are even talking about snow in them thar mountains. In true desert fashion, summer has given way to winter. It isn't snowing here, but DAMN! 43 at 0700 is a little chilly. Of course it is still hitting the high 90's during the day. Makes it kind of hard to dress for work. I had 3 wardrobe changes yesterday and it looks like more of the same today.

Must knit something warm.

Thanks for the comments about Gigi. Here she is on my messy, unmade bed. So far, so good. She's a snuggler, is house trained and is terrified of the cats. She's not really a barker either - only kids on bikes and if someone knocks on the door. WOW is she a bundle of energy! After living with a lazy dog it's a change.

Without further ado, the State of the WIP's Address:

Forest Canopy is coming along swimmingly. I only had one boo boo this week and luckily I had a lifeline and was on the 3rd line of the pattern repeat. I'm getting close to the end of the first skein of Claudia's Handpainted and I think I have 125 stitches on the needles. I've been loving this pattern and may make another one in the future.

Lady Eleanor is still is the sock, mom's bathmat and the linen guest towel. I found a free pattern for a bath set done in linen and I think the stitch pattern will work better with the dark blue. I'm sure I'll get around to it.

No pictures because of lack of progress... no real difference from last week.

An FO ... my version of it.

Pattern: Sheep Tote
Designer: Fibertrends/Bev Galeskas
Needles: Denise Circs
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky in a red. I didn't find it on their website, so no link.
Started: 8 Sep 06
Finished: 10 Sep 06
Fulled: 11 Sep 06

No sheep, no pockets. I started to do the sheep and didn't like how she was coming out. I was going for a bag/purse big enough to hold all my junk and this fits the bill. I love how the corners of the bag are done and they add a bit of stability and "form" to it. I knit a "med" size - yes I know there are only 2 sizes in the pattern - I felt the large would be to deep and the small not deep enough. Kind of like's juuuuust right!

I would knit this again - this time as a knitting bag with the pockets.


Blogger PBnJ said...

It's been cooling off where I live too. :)

Love the bag!

Have a great day Stacey!

10:30 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Cute bag. No problem dressing's just plain cold.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Gigi looks so beautiful! I am sad :(, due to family allergies, my little Osita had to leave our little family. She is now with a much better family--she has 3 husky friends and lots of horses to chase around. But, I am sad--she was my morning companion out in the back yard, she loved to cuddle too, just like Gigi.

Your bag looks very neat--the color calls my name :)

1:30 PM  
Blogger La said...

Gigi is just adorable.

I hope you were able to place all those kitties. They sure were cute. I wish that our family was at a place where we could have opened our home to one of them. But in all fairness, I need to give Sassy her chance to be the princess. She certainly has blossomed.

2:27 PM  

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