Sunday, March 16, 2008
Skuld is Done; Cute Tote ~ A Great Find!
I just completed Skuld from Norah Gaughan, Vol.2. It was a very quick and fun knit. I do want to line the finished bag, but all the knitting is complete. I like the patterns in this booklet a lot, particularly Acton, Currer and Aramis. I would also like to eventually make Urth, which is a two-color version of Skuld.
Skuld kind of took over and quickly became my main/fave project of the moment, with the result that the other WIP's haven't shown much progress... The Basic Ribbed Socks (pattern in Vogue Knitting on the Go - Socks Two) have been almost at a standstill... but I just noticed how nicely the yarn color matches the project bag they're in ~ the one I bought from Keri through her Etsy shop. By the way, she's got more project bags there now, and the fabric is adorable - cute little sock monkeys on pogo sticks! :) What a great gift for an avid sock knitter!
I found a cute bag that was perfect size for a larger knitting project like Skuld... It's a drawstring tote that kids often use for school. The fabric is nylon, and the bag is also lined with a small pocket for a wallet and keys. The knitting booklet, yarn and WIP fit inside nicely - with maybe room for a smaller project like socks as well. I picked it up at Borders. They had a number of prints, and I liked this best. Even better, when I got to the register it was 50% off! It ended up costing less than $6 including tax. Not bad!
Tomorrow I will pick a winner for the mini-contest. We'll see who the lucky commenter is...