Thursday, January 19, 2006

Knitting Pictures and my secret shame

Minor progress to report on The Red Palm, my little Bohus adventure. As I mentioned earlier, this is a coarser-than-proper Bohus at 7 sts/in (rather than 9.) The yarn is Fairy Hare from Kimmet Croft (angora/merino blend, nice) and the pattern is from Poems of Color by Wendy Keele, which if you haven't read it, is a fabulous history of Bohus with a nice array of patterns to boot.

In the category of mindless knitting, this is the little shrug I'm working on in SWTC Karaoke. The pattern is from a link on the Shrug KAL page- one of the Interweave Knits ones. I got a lot done Monday when we went on an adventure to an exotic mall and got lost- the extra time in the car was fruitful. Note that it is shamelessly displayed in my new Jordana Paige satchel, which though bigger than usual for purses as far as I'm concerned, is excellent for sneaking along knitting incognito.

This brings me to my secret shame. I have many knitting bags. Most were not exactly cheap. I spend more on them than I should. They are:
the Jordana Paige satchel
the Jordana Paige messenger bag (which the Bohus lives in)
my sushi bag from Boogybags (which the Aran lives in, with matching needle bag, natch)
a pink one that I got at Stitches
the Bagsmith one that stands up
a little one I made out of Japanese fabric
a Knit Knack Sack, tiny and great for socks
I've had others too, they've just been retired for lack of coolness.
Despite this, I still look longingly at the Lexie Barnes bags. This is sad.

Why so many? I may not be racist, but I still keep my projects segregated. Having only 3 right now is odd, so most of the time they all have something in them. The even sadder thing is this:

It's cute though! A new kacha-kacha that locks so the numbers can't change on you! It's going in the satchel. I got one for my Secret Pal too. Here's the sad part-- EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY BAGS has its own kacha-kacha, chibi, scissors, tape measure, etc., etc., etc. For some reason I refuse to look in another bag for the tool I need. When I start buying separate sets of needles too then you can have me taken away (would that mean more knitting time?)

One last thing, and I'm sure anyone in SE Michigan would agree-- WARMEST JANUARY EVER. As a snow-hater, I'm in heaven.


crazycatladymel said...
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crazycatladymel said...

Second attempt.

What I meant to say is that we'll make up for some of that tonight. I'm not a fan of snow, either (I don't mind looking at it from the inside, but I don't want to drive in it or walk in it much). (I'm just a little south of you)

I only have the one knitting bag, plus one I got as a gift that just doesn't work, but I have had my eye on several, and don't blame you one bit for having many.

Michelle said...

Nice blog.

I just happened to come by your site when I was googling about the Jordana Paige Knitter's Satchel. I couldn't believe that someone other than me keeps a Kacha, Chibi, snips, each bag. I do the same thing and have prepared a new one for the Knitter's Satchel.

How are you enjoying the Satchel? I'm really looking forward to getting mine.