project bag.

I’m trying to get better at my less than desirable sewing skills. My mum helped me make this basic drawstring knitting project bag, and whilst she did most of the work, just watching her makes me feel more confident that I can make one on my own. I mean, I have made bow ties and skinny ties. A simple rectangle has got to be easier, right?

This birdie bag has a basic liner in mustard, which you can see here. Didn’t follow any pattern, per se. Just used one of my purchased project bags as a guide and added a liner. This bag is 9″ x 12″, the perfect size for most portable knitting projects. I almost put a grommet on it, but haven’t decided for sure yet if I want one for the yarn to travel through.

stasis sleeves.

My Stasis Pullover sleeves are finished and blocking whilst I work on the body, which is near to the join of the sleeves and finishing the yoke. Daresay this sweater will be done in the next week.

I have started a serious obsession with Brooklyn Tweed yarns. Sure, I’ve knit with them before, but I’m really now starting to appreciate everything about them. Yum. I might make a trip up to Harrisville Designs next weekend to procure some more. What do you think?

solar dyed.

 

Remember last summer when I tried out solar dyeing? Here are the results (finally, I photographed them). That’s 5 skeins of DK weight super wash merino wool dyed with dried, and then re-hydrated, red chilies. There’s also one skein of sock yarn dyed with black beans. A decent first go around with a fairly difficult process if you go all natural.

Now, what to make?