Friday, June 09, 2006

New Knitting Bag

Isn't this cool? It's my new knitting bag. Dontcha just love the hot pink needle/handles? My Aunt VJ made it for me. Remember the VJ Chronicles? I haven't posted any updates -- but she still calls. The last call I got I had to describe a neck and arm shaping from a faxed copy of the pattern over the phone. Gotta love those words "at same time". Try explaining that on the phone. I love doing it though, and I'd do it for nothing -- for her or any of my friends. But I sure don't mind getting the occaisional appreciative gift either. Look at this thing! You can't tell from the picture but the fabric here is heavy upholstry and on the other side it's satin brocade (see next post). The beaded ribbon's a really sweet touch and matches so well. It's reversible but I'm keeping it this way because the inside has pockets! See?

Isn't she clever?

The Other Side

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Another hat for Elana

This is hat #2 for Elana, my daughter's friend who has osteo sarcoma and is undergoing her 2nd round of chemo. It sort of has a rasta-farian feel to it doesn't it?Hope it at the very least cheers her up. Both this and the last hat were kinda big -- even though I had my own daughter's head for good measure. Oh, the pattern is Waldron Island Hat from Knitting Calendar April 28, 2006. Ah well, even hats can come out the wrong size, who-da thunk? The next hat will be simple and it will fit! Famous last words.