Friday, August 21, 2009

Blogging for Bliss

Here's the book I won from Artsy Mama's Book release party. I read it through in one sitting!! If you know me, you know I have a hard time getting through fiction but an arts and crafts and anything related book, I can't put down. I learned a lot of new things that I should try and do little by little ~such as photography tips, and banner sizing -and a few techie things I am never good at. I really enjoyed it. I think if you have a blog, there are always things to learn and try and if you don't there is a lot you might. Tara Frey's book features a lot of blogs I must now go and read. Great inspiration.

I finished the pink and chocolate tote I mentioned the other day:

I've used it so much I haven't gotten a picture of it. The pattern is by Penny Sturges and I really enjoyed making it. It has a ton of pockets on the inside which is really nice. They go all the way around so you can actually find things without digging, like I usually do.
I added a magnetic snap.Some things I might change next time tho' are longer handles and maybe a zipper pocket inside somewhere.

Here's a side view. I like the ties too : )

This one I made up myself. My daughter insisted on a bag to put her wooden cat button she just got .

This is my next project. Right after I completely ruined a hat using my favorite Malabrigo yarn :( I decided to jump right into a new one. I have never knit anything besides socks in such fine yarn so we'll see how it goes.

I cast on the stitches last night and then could not remember how to 'knit without joining' on circular needles. I just sat and stared at it. I checked around online this morning and realized I was about to do it right after all. You just have to forget that cable is attached to the needles and remember to switch hands.


DangAndBlast! said...

You're cute :) I once had to explain to someone that yes, it was possible to knit non-tubular objects on circular needles: just use them as if they weren't circular needles!

Heather said...

cool! that book looks like the perfect blogger's book! I must look into that....
and those bags are so sweet! And I envy your knitting ability...I want to learn so badly, but I get so frustrated every time. A bummer for a girl who loves knitted things....I think I'll start my etsy knit shopping early ;)

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