I'm so excited about my next project that I have to give you a glimpse of what I am up to. Did I say next? I still have two sweaters to finish which are almost done, a scarf and another neck warmer. Perhpas this will be my Christmas timeoff, vacation, heavenly week.
Do I have your attention? Let me tease you a little bit! It's always so much fun to do that!
Four skeins of Cascade 220 from my LYS. Only three is needed but I am not taking the chance of running short. Cascade 220....does that give you a clue? 100% wool. The project has to be wool. Still wondering, well, read on. On second thougth, read on anyway.
I can already feel each one of those strands slipping through my fingers as I anxiously wind the yarn off my umbrella swift. I'll feel the love of those same strands of yarn as I knit each stitch of my pattern.
Silly men, (and I suppose some women also) like to say they get twice the heat when chopping wood. Once, from the elevated body heat while chopping, and again heat when burning the wood.
My plan is to knit the bag, line it and needle felt a bird on the lower right (or left) of the bag. Today, I was on a hunt to find lining fabric. I really wanted a chickadee on a pine tree branch. Chickadees and pine trees are my beloved home State of Maine's state symbols. The material below is what I found. Now, it's to decide which bird to needle felt. This one..........
...or this one!!!.....
....or this one!!!
...or this one!!!!
I spoiled myself as well and purchased Brooklyn Tweed's (a/ka Jared Flood) new book. It's no surprise that every pattern in this book is gorgeous.