Hello! How was your weekend? I hope you had time to knit, sew, read, and time for peace and quiet. It's foggy here today. Still wet too, but lots of growth is happening. Yesterday we took our boys out to a place where there is rock wall climbing, dodge ball, basketball, etc. It was great exercise for them and they had fun. I'm always happy when they are having a lot of active fun. Back home, it was time for dinner, knitting and a little sewing.
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day this week, I'm working on my Pear Sorbet shawl. It's an easy pattern if you are somewhat new to lace, and I really enjoy working on it. The lace repeat is only twenty-three stitches in the middle, so it's easier than some, and this makes for some good, non-thinking knitting when working the sides.
There have been a several moths outside, trying to decide if they should be out this early in the season, and they are on the exterior of the house by our light fixtures. I've been putting my knitting in plastic bags just in case one gets in, and plastic is not so lovely, so I decided it was time to make some new project bags. The Japanese Knot bag is one of my favorite styles. Made to hang on the wrist to allow for anywhere knitting! I whipped a small one up late last night, after watching this tutorial, which doesn't explain it well, but the written directions listed are really easy to follow. I ended up not using the pattern written there however, because my printer wouldn't enlarge it properly, so I made my own. It's small and perfect for holding socks. I do like the shape from the pattern better though, so I'll be making a larger, and better pattern today and making a couple more bags because I really love it! (I happen to love most things Japanese inspired, feminine and delicate:) There are more bags, in different styles, I'm working on as well, and I'll share them soon. I hope to have one as a give away in the coming days! :)
Well dear friends, whether your work is at home or away from home, I hope this week is both happy and productive for you. Jeannine:)
"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to."
John Ed Pearce