Thursday, November 30, 2006

Baby It's Cold Outside....

Well, winter is here. It is freezing out and the wind makes it extremely cold. I know it is almost December and all, but I always dread the coming of the cold. At least this year I will have my knitting to curl up with and keep my mind off how cold it is outside.



I have been doing some more knitting. Here is my second Gelato bag. This is a quick, easy
pattern to knit up and I love how it turns out.

I used Knit Picks WOTA Heather and Malabrigo.
(And, yes, it needs a button!!)












My Daughter had made a scarf out of the Malabrigo, which she didn't like, so I tried to FROG it, to no avail. I then just decided to felt the whole mess and plan on making roses and/or a strap with it.









On my needles now is this bag that I am trying for Kirstin. Here is a picture of it. It is called 'Kristin's Carry-All'. It is my first real attempt at Fair Isle knitting (knitting with two or more colors at one time). It is slow and go, but fun.












Here is what I have done so far... (remember I said it was slow and go.....) I am using yarn that Kirstin had left over from some afghans she wove a few years ago. If I 'pass' on my first attempt, I am going to order some fun yarn to do a second bag with.

I will keep you posted with progress.....


In the meantime, I have to decide what else to knit next. I have about a dozen projects I'd like to do. I have a pattern I am designing in my brain for a bag, so I may start a proto-type. But then there are the clogs I need to do. Oh, and I want to learn to knit socks on 2 circular needles. Another felted hat or bowl would be fun. Ok, I guess I have enough to keep me busy through the cold, winter months!!

Even Sumo is trying to catch a little of the sun's warmth today!! (Yes, I have wimpy indoor dogs) He has many 'issues'...all of which crack me up. One is his need to have his paw under a rug when he is laying down. (The rugs are everywhere because another one of his 'issues' is being unable to walk on our tile or wood floors.....) I don't think he minds me telling you this. He's comfortable with his doghood. He just has issues.

Well, off to do a little baking and some knitting.


Until next time....

8 comments:

PlumpKnitter said...

your bag turned out adorable. I looked at the carry all bag myself but alas I am to impatient to deal with the color work right now.. i love the colors you got going though. Wow you sound like you have a ton of projects on the needles.. hahahaha so do I!!!

TeAntae said...

Gorgeous bag, but then when do your bags not turn out gorgeous? =)

I have the pattern for Kristin's Carry-All and it simply terrifies me. I've never done Fair Isle so I'll definitely be watching you to see how it goes. *shudder*

Stay warm and have fun over there!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Sumo and his dog-issues crack me up. I have a dog with issues, too. sigh. What we don't do for our pets....

Allison said...

You are brave to try the Kristen's bag. I saw that and loved it but don't think I could do it! I love the colors in your felted bag - it really turned out cute.

Shelley said...

The bag looks awesome! I plan on trying fair isle soon...but on something small like a sock or a mitten or hat first...

Rohanknitter said...

The bag looks great! (as always) I haven't attempted anything fair isle yet. You are brave - that bag looks like a lot of knitting!

Heidi said...

Okay, I have GOT to start myself one of the Gelato bags.

Way to go on starting on Fair Isle. I bet you'll get lots of practice with that pattern! LOL!

What cute quirks your doggy has! :-)

AR said...

Your bags are so nice!
Thanks for the link to the patterns, I want to knit more bags.

Right now, though, I feel like knitting on a throw I'm making, because it's cold, and snowy, and it's big enough now to cuddle with while I knit!