Monday, March 27, 2006

In The Bag

I am convinced (as are most bloggers) that I have the best commenters around. I love getting comments, even when I have to promise people sock yarn in order to boost my comment numbers. I'm fairly certain that my favorite commenter, however, has to be my mom. I mean, no offense to everyone else, but she's the only one who calls me "Cutie" and tells me she loves me in every comment. She's the best.

If you get a chance today (or tomorrow, or the next day), please say a prayer for my mom, who has to keep the doctors straightened out while my dad deals with another painful stay in the hospital. And if you could, say a prayer for my dad as well. Thank you.


In other family news, my
sister-in-law has finally! posted pictures of the kids in their Valentine's finest.
I'm stealing this picture from her, but you still must click the link to Mo's blog to go check out even more pictures of my gorgeous niece and her handsome little brother. Thank you Thank you Thank you, Morgan! (P.S. You still haven't sent me YOUR foot measurements... ;) )


The weekend was crafty and produced yet another nappy bag. I was feeling the sewing urge (and yet, I didn't make any new Henries this weekend...) and remembered having this fabric stashed away for another nappy bag.

Here's the finished bag in all its glory. It's funny, once I get started cutting and sewing one of these, it's hard to stop until it's completely finished.

Here's a close-up of the outside fabric. Perfect for a knitting bag, don't you think? (That's right, kids. I'm not pregnant, nor am I planning to be soon. So this nappy bag will be used as a knitting bag for the time being... thanks for asking.)

And here's a close-up of the inside of the bag. I made the bottle pockets on either end of the bag from the outside fabric, just to mix things up a little. I'm CrAzY!


I also did some knitting. Those of you who doubt me, please take note that I only knitted on the entrelac bag all weekend. I glanced at the Pomatomus sock a couple times, but the bag kept my attention for all of the knitting. Here's an updated picture:

I'm on tier 7 (if that means anything to you), and these green squares are one stitch and a few rows smaller than the previous four tiers, so I'm on my way to the bottom of the bag. I'm very happy at this bag. (Yes, at.) I even bought a couple of zippered pillowcases at Linens and Things last Friday so I will have something to felt it in.

The Linens and Things just happened to be next to a Barnes & Noble, the same B&N that has had the
Yarn Harlot's previous books before anyone else, so of course I had to check it out. They pulled through once again. Any time this weekend that I wasn't sewing or knitting or passed out due to a sinus headache, I was reading her new book. Quality stuff. Pick one up.


bunchkin said...

I just read her first book, Yarn Harlot. It was awesome! Unfortunately my Barnes and Noble is pretty terrible at having new crafting books, so I must wait to take a peek at the latest one. Gotta love the nappy bag. You know what happens when you make baby stuff before you have babies? Somehow the babies show up! It's like they know that some cool handmade baby stuff is available. I should know! I started making baby stuff before I had babies, now I have 4!

aija said...

Those are some adorable kid toes! :)

Keeping your parents in our thoughts...

Joy said...

We'll be praying for your mom and dad.

Hey, do you think I could borrow a Yarn Harlot book sometime? I'd love to read one and I'm guessing they probably aren't at the library.

Oh drat. I totally forgot to return our books to the library yesterday...

Brenda said...

Aren't you just a crafty lady? I love the lamb bag. Everything you touch is magic. (Can I be your favorite too?)

Joyous, I got two Yarn Harlot books for Christmas. If you send me your address, I'd be happy to give one to you!

Karen said...

Will keep your parents in my prayers too... the bags are cool. Wish I would get the sewing bug... I'm already behind in my birthday/Christmas present sewing. 271 days till Christmas, in case anyone wanted to know. he he he Watch out IT WILL SNEAK UP ON YOU!!! I haven't read any of harlots books, but I do enjoy her blog.

Joy said...

woohoo!!!! Yarn Harlot book for me!!! I'll email you my address pronto. BTW, would you like a photo of your Isis wrap? It looks really nice with a dress of mine. I know how Brooke is about getting photos of the things she knits for other people. ;)

Brenda said...

I would love a picture of the Isis Wrap! I'm so glad you're wearing it.