Monday, July 23, 2007

Sewing and Another Contest

I hardly knit anything over the weekend. That’s because I was sewing a new bag. I got the pattern from Knitting Wench and when I started the bag I noticed how similar my fabric was to hers. I was just looking for something 100% cotton, cheap and cute. I got this:

This was the smaller drawstring bag that I made with the scraps. I have to get some good pictures of the larger bag tonight. It is BIG. I knew that is was beach bag sized from the pattern but I had no idea it would be this big. And mine was even a few inches smaller because I can’t cut a straight line. (Yes even with a rotary cutter and ruler, I am a nerd)

So with what little knitting I did this weekend I worked on the Big Bad Baby Blanket. I don’t know why I picked it up again. I haven’t touched the thing in months but about a week ago I saw it. It just stayed in my mind every time I opened the drawer it was in. So I’m back to it and this time I aim to finish it. I am almost ¾ of the way done.

I also got to have lunch with Angie on Saturday down in Melbourne. I only had to drive through a hurricane to get there. Well it wasn’t exactly a hurricane but driving down South Tropical Trail in the wind and rain sure felt like it. I was soaked from just running from the car to the coffee shop. We had a great time though! It’s nice to meet another knitter in the area that’s into the same things as me.

There is another contest going on. It seems like everyone is having a contest right now. This one is over at Knitting Sutra. Here are the rules from her site:

Just send an email to knittingsutraATgmailDOTcom Subject: Contest with a link or citation to your favorite pool-defying sock pattern.

Deadline for entries: July 31, 2007, 6:00PM EST

1. Obviously there's no way to absolutely prevent the pool, but the pattern has to do a pretty good job of it. If possible, your links should include photos so I can verify. For patterns from books, see if you can find a photo in Flickr or Ravelry.

2. You cannot suggest Monkey Socks because its pool-blocking properties are well-known.

3. It's OK if you think the pattern combats the pool of a specific yarn, and it doesn't have to be Jitterbug.

4. Since submissions are anonymous, people can submit the same pattern.

So go enter and make sure to mention that you found it here!!

Also, Alyson mentioned that the Knitty surprises are up. I happen to love her favorite, the Everlasting Bagstopper. Cute!! Now what yarn to use…



Angela Martínez said...

I adore your cute little bag! Of course, I've already gushed over the one you had with you Saturday. :)

And Yay for Knitty surprises! The bagstopper is cute, isn't it?

Glad y'all made it home safely. Maybe next time we get together the weather will be a little more cooperative.

Kris said...

Thanks for the heads up about Knitty.

Kris said...

The pink bag is adorable.

I don't see many knitters in this area either. I've heard of a group that meets on Weds at a book store but my Weds schedule is to busy so I don't get to go.