Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bags and Squares Galore!

Now that I'm back from spring break, I thought I'd update my blog with loads of photos -- the best kind of updating, right? My mom's aran tote is almost finished, and she chose a great Celtic button closure. I'm still working on getting the lining material, but my *new early birthday sewing machine* will certainly help with that! I've lined two bags by hand this month, and it's SO NOT FUN. Vera Bradley has a great
new pattern (Java Blue) that would match perfectly, so I figure I'll get a couple of napkins, chop them up, and work them into a groovy lining. I'm also working on a pink aran tote, this one in Lion Brand wool-ease. The heathered yarn makes the pattern disappear a little, but I think the finished effect will be great. Also finished are the Booga Bag and my March swap square, sent out to Jimmie Lu this afternoon. The tote took a few trips through the washer (luckily, the washer at home doesn't require
quarters), and I think it's achieved just the right "feltiness." The square is my usual pattern, following instructions written by a fellow Crochetviller. This time I steamed it
to the precise measurements, and I really like the results. I hope she will too! Last but not least,I've begun an album for my 63 More Menagerie afghan. In three months, I've completed two whole squares. So many projects, so little time!


Pam said...

WOW - you've been busy, cool bags! -Pam

Justine said...

The square is very very nice, I love the colors you chose. I also have a booga bag on my waiting list, I wanna make one so much, but I'll have to felt it by hands... let's hope it will be painless ;-)
Great jobs you did!

Tandi said...

Wow, you've been really busy. Your mom's bag turned out great! And I love the Booga bag! I've been eyeing that one for a while!