Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Friday, June 18, 2010

Too little too late

It figures that when we go to put a bid on the house, that someone beat us to it. I guess it wasn't meant to be, at least that is what I keep telling myself. On the bright side, we will be going house hunting again tomorrow. I picked out 3 homes in a newer subdivision in the next town over. I never really pictured us as a neighborhood couple, but these are worth a look.

Sadly, I have come down with some sorta head cold/sinus funk. Stuffed up nose, sneezing, watery eyes, sinus pressure, the works...what the heck is blooming? Hopefully it will pass soon, since I have a loaded weekend with Father's Day dinners. Thankfully, J has been sweet enough to bring me medicine, snacks and fluids :0)

On the knitting front: Today's featured project, Sipalu Bag, is actually still ongoing. I started it at the beginning of the year and have only worked on it every so often. The pattern and yarn came from Knit Picks...all 17 colors! This project has been a labor of love to say the least. Trying to knit from a chart with multiple strands of yarn can be nerve racking. My biggest advice; be patient and take your time! Currently, I have only finished the side and front panels, and I am about half way through the back. For the strap, they recommend i-cord, but I think I will use fabric instead. So what do you think???

1 comment:

  1. My vote -- Knit a strap the same as the sides and then back it with suede or soft leather. It might be difficult to find a strap fabric that would do this bag and your hard work justice. Hope you feel better soon!