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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Whoa!

I actually managed to finish a project! I must say, I'm really loving this bag...and I'm going to fill it to the brim and display it with some of my sock yarn stash, which by the way, has started to overflow my second wicker basket. I really should start knitting more socks, eh.




I also placed an order with Knitpicks last week. I just had to have a new gadget, the electric row counter and also 3 hanks of Alpaca Cloud in Iris [for the Seascape Shawl by Fiber Trends]that is a part of their new line of yarns being offered.




This row counter is going to come in handy for me...you see, I have a toddler that swipes the paper and pens I use to mark rows, to scribble her John A. MacDonald on [well, I am Canadian]. This I can tuck under my shirt and hopefully she won't be none the wiser...yeah, I know what you're all thinking...my toddler is smarter than me and will find me out in no time...that I shouldn't be fooling myself. Please, just think it and don't say it...a mom can dream, can't she?

I am quite impressed with the Alpaca Cloud. Nice and soft and beautiful in colour. This will be my first time knitting with Alpaca and I know I'm going to really enjoy it.

Here is a close-up to show the pretty heathery colour of the Alpaca Cloud in the colour Iris.





I must also apologise for being a "butt" and not mentioning where you could buy the knitting bags that I posted about below. You can either buy them at Knit 'N' Tyme, or Double Diamond Knits. Those are the only two sources I know that carry them.

By the way, I've ordered myself the Fushia/Lime bag. Thanks for your suggestions and imput.

Now, I'm off to finish Mariah.

Keep On Knitting...

13 comments:

Maureen said...

The bag is just gorgeous.... What a wonderful job. I am about to succumb to the lure of the "KnitPick" yarns. I have been holding off for awhile.

Eileen said...

great bag! i absolutely love it!

Lisa said...

Wonderful bag. I think I might be making me one of those.....

Lynette said...

i love your bag! and the knitpicks yarn looks beautiful and soft. it's such a deal. i may also come out of hiding to buy some of their yarn.

Erica said...

I love that bag. I must make one!!

unravelme said...

I've thought about getting that same row counter. I have no really good reason to get it, though. Maybe someday I'll give in to temptation!

Kim said...

What a cute bag! I love it...you did a great job :o)

Mona strickt said...

Are you coordinating your blog colours with your finished projects now? ;-) Good job on the bag, good idea with the sock yarn. Are you as much in love with your bag as StitchinGirl??

I have also had a look at the KnitPick yarns - since I have discovered a new love for lace I might go for the Alpaca cloud, too.

Leslie said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted so say that I also like the Alpaca Cloud, just bought some, and am reading the same book. have the read the others leading up to this one??

dragon knitter said...

the impatient one would like to know what you're working on now. btw, the bag is gorgeous, and looks just like the one in the magazine. excellent job! (whispers) i've got pix on my blog now, doesn't that rock?

ann said...

your bag looks fantastic! that does it for me -- I am getting my hands on some of that yarn and making one too!

Eilene said...

I LOVE that bag! Was it hard?

I also have that electronic row counter & love it also!

Thanks for the compliment regarding my new site!

Jamie said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and have to say to a fellow Canadian...right on! You projects are amazing.
I am interested in ordering some Alpaca Cloud...would love to know what you think of dealing with this company with the border crossing involved.