Sunday, February 03, 2008

Recovering...

Well, this weekend has been spent helping K recover from getting her wisdom tooth out on Friday. Yes, just one. (She only had one!) So, although she thinks she looks like a chipmunk, she really doesn't look too bad. She'll head back to school today. It's been fun helping her recover. Knitting; watching movies; drinking malts, it's been a tough weekend!



I cast on the Ballband bag that I am making for a Ravelry KAL, but didn't like how muted the colored section of it was. I ripped out about 10 rows and decided to add some more color.





I picked out a light teal that was a part of the Noro colorway and pressed on. I think that I am going to like it.








Here is a closer picture of the colors. This is really a fast and fun bag to knit up and I know that it is a favorite bag of K, M and S. (My daughter, daughter in law, and niece!) I'm going to make myself one someday, but this is is being made as a birthday gift for somebody....






I've also been plugging away on K's Lucy bag. She wants the strap longer than mine, so I think I'll do about 300 rows. I hope to get it done during the Super Bowl today. Sumo wasn't too interested in taking blog pictures. His job was to keep a close eye on K. He was just so happy to have one of his 'kids' home for the weekend. And somehow dogs just know when they are in need of extra love. I think he's feeling a little left out because I didn't make him a chocolate malt!!









I found a new pin to put on my Lucy bag. This is actually a brooch that one of my Japanese friends made for me while we were living in Japan. I found it tucked away in my jewelry drawer. I just love it. I continue to fall more in love with this purse the more I carry it!













I thought I would share the contents of my purse. I know... "strange". But a friend once shared how she organizes her purse so that it is easy to change purses in a hurray. Just use some of the small cosmetic bags to store all the misc. junk that you need. (A black one works great for items you don't want the world to see if you need to pull it out). Keeps the purse pretty organized so one isn't always reaching into the dark trying to find ones' keys or cell phone etc..



Well, off to start getting a few treats ready for the Super Bowl and then head to church.

Until Next Time.....

9 comments:

Jknits said...

I love the pin - if you can, sew it on with a few stitches to ensure it stays. I nearly lost a pin I love because I didn't do that when I put it on my Lucy bag.

I love the colors for your ball band bag.

hakucho said...

Good thinking to add the teal to the ballband bag. I think the extra color gives it a little more life :) Can't wait to see it felted!

happy knitting :)

Marianne said...

Please tell K that I"m thinking about her, and hoping that she feels better soon! Sumo, keep up your healing touch! My special needs son is supposed to have his 4 wisdom teet removed in about a month, so I am really interested.
I love the teal that you added to to ballband bag; that really brightens it up, and adds good contrast to it.

Your broach is gorgeous, and it looks wonderful on your red Lucy bag. That is almost enough to make me consider making a handbag. (I have never done that.) :-)

SwissKnits! said...

Love the look of the new bag!

I have been using the cosmetic bag 'system' for years. It's so helpful when my bag spills out, I only have a few things to pick up... and my purse is always neat! I swear by the Modella bags in the 3 sizes.

Hope K recoups well. Only one? lucky!!

danielle said...

the colors on the new bag look great! i can't wait to see how it felts, your other ones have come out so well!

poor K-- at least it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing!

monica said...

Glad to hear she did well with the tooth extraction. And I think you are right about pets knowing when one of their kids needs a little more attention.
All the bags look great.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

So glad you took good care of K all weekend long! And the new ballband bag is gorgeous!

Robin said...

What a game huh???? The bag looks great (as always)!!!! Hope K is feeling better.

AR said...

The new color you chose makes a beautiful difference on your bag. It is going to be so pretty. That is a gorgeous pin, too!

Hope K feels all better!