my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

warning, long post ahead

I'm off to a slow start with blogging this year.

We had a great time visiting my family and have adjusted back into our regular routines. I've added getting up at 5 to exercise with the wii fit, we're eating at home more and I'm doing a better job with the clutter. If I keep that up, I'll come back and say those were my New Year's resolutions...

I've been knitting on three pairs of socks for myself.

I wear a lot of red in December and realized I don't have any red socks. So after I finished the Christmas kntitting I cast on for a pair of Jaywalkers in Opal's rainforest collection in Ladybug. They're nearly done. This is an early photo, but sock 2 is ready for the toe shaping. I'm putting them aside until next Sunday because I'm being superstitious. The Jets have been winning when I knit on these during games. I'm not picking them up again until the AFC championship game.

I've been doing some sewing. I nearly finished a nice corduroy skirt last week, but don't have the right size elastic. Soon.

So, I started a purse (April Handbag at Sew Mama Sew). Too small. So, I started and finished the next size up.

exterior, the fabric is Hey Sugar by Cosmo Cricket, the straps are some pre-woven belting
inside,also Hey Sugar, you can kind of see my two mods, a cellphone pocket and the....

key clasp attached to the side seam with some grosgrain ribbon. I can fit all my everyday stuff plus a sock project. I may shorten the straps a bit and I need a small pouch for the tiny things I carry (pill box, chapstick, tissues)....

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