That green and purple Malabrigo Sock I showed a few weeks ago came out to play again. I've decided I need some new fingerless mittens. My hands were cold a lot over the weekend and most of my fingerless mittens are looking a bit old and worn out. so I cast on with the Malabrigo sock. First I swent for a purple/green garter stitch edging followed by green lace but the gauge was too loose so I ripped back and re-knitted in just the green. I'm planning to do a matching infinity scarf using the purple with a bit of leftover green in it. I'm adding beads and got quite a bit of knitting done on these last night and they look so pretty.
My Zauberball Crazy shawl came off the needles. I'd planned to block it last night but that didn't happen so will wait till my cleaner has been tomorrow and then block it. I'm off out teaching in about 40 mins and don't have time to block it this morning and if I block it tonight it won't be dry by the time my cleaner comes in the morning and she won't be able to hoover the whole of the lounge/diner floor.
I've got a slight obsession with Zauberball Crazy going on and have this ball waiting to cast on for another easy, 'on the go' project.
I have been sewing too. Or mainly cutting actually. I'd started cutting out pieces for my new 'workshop bag' and I finished cutting it out on Sunday. There's a lot of pieces as this bag has pockets galore. I ran out of lining fabric so some of the pockets are in different fabric. The outer fabric is the spotty green oil cloth.
I also finished or rather completely re-did a bag I'd started 2 weeks ago. The bag was ending up way too big so I cut out all the seams and made it smaller. it's a fairly simple square design with a flat bottom and handle loops at the top to attach ready-made handles. I did a zipped inside pocket and a pen/mobile phone/tool case row of slipped pockets. I love this bag except I only put interfacing (fleece interfacing) on the outer fabric. Wish I'd put medium or heavy interfacing on the inner fabric too. As the bag could do with a bit more structure.
I was teaching at Social Fabric on Friday and they have some lovely new fabrics in stock and I couldn't resist. Aren't they pretty? Social Fabric has moved by the way, and i can't wait to visit their bigger shop.
Today I'm off to teach at Spin A Yarn so no time to proof-read this post. I've got to have breakfast. I was supposed to write this post yesterday but ran out of time so thought I'd get an early blog post in before I go.
Have a lovely day x