Wednesday, July 1, 2009

W.I.P. Wednesday and a night at the park

The bag that I was working on last week came together beautifully. I couldn't be happier with my little felty yarn bag. Now I can carry my knitting around with me everywhere. Woohoo!

I also managed to finish 2 hats this weekend while Paul was out of town. The first hat, out of Malabrigo kettle-dyed worsted merino, is for Philip, probably a Christmas surprise, so I got Elizabeth to model for me. She immediately asserted that since Philip's head is bigger than hers, and the hat fit her perfectly, she should probably just keep it and I should make another hat for Philip. :) Seriously soft and yummy yarn!

The next hat is a fall-ish hat for Paul, knit with Araucania Aysen using the Brother-in-law Basket Weave pattern. It was a nice little surprise to welcome him home, I think.

My current WIP is for Elizabeth: a pair of legwarmers and a hat to match using Rowan Colourscape Chunky lambswool. I love the funky striping and I think she'll really enjoy it as well. I'm hoping I can convince my friend Melissa to make Elizabeth a matching cordoroy dress when the fall fabrics arrive.

Next up, but always subject to change, Punta Merisoft Hand-Painted merino in such a fallish colorway that I fell in love. I'm thinking Soulemama's My Hat of Choice for this one. What do you think?

Last night, to celebrate my birthday, Paul and Finn took me to a local vegetarian restaurant then to a favorite park. We had such a peaceful time just walking around in the forest watching the wildlife. This is easily Finn's favorite kind of activity. Turning 32 was all-in-all a wonderful experience. Thank you for all the well wishes!


  1. Haha-- I found it! I'd love to!

  2. You amaze me! Your hats and bag are beautiful. And I'm so glad your birthday was a special day. That Finn is sure a cutie.

  3. Hi Joy,

    Oooooh such beautiful yarn, I also carry my knitting bag wherever I go, it is absolutely essential!

    Beautiful knitting bag and hats...

    I LOVE the Punta yarn and I think it will knit up beautifully into Soule Mama's hat pattern, I loved knitting this hat pattern, really a quick knit, and in those colours you have, just stunning!

    Have a great week

  4. You inspire me! I want to get my needles out! Although there is no way I could finish a bag in only a week! :)

  5. what a lovely bag and your hats are so nice too.

    Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration, I see the turtle came to say happy birhtday too:-)

  6. Happy Birthday Mama : )
    32 is pretty great isn't it!!
    Are you a fellow Vegetarian?
    I love, love, love the legwarmers the yarn is gorgeous, you certainly are productive and talented!

  7. Love the bag. I have several yarn bags for different projects, but I'd love to felt one big enough to lug around an afghan in progress. I'm afraid it would be about the size of an afghan before I felted it, tho! Yours is definitely inspiring!


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