Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Thoughts

I've got my happy thoughts:

1. The new Knitty is up. Yes, it's been up for like a week now. Humor me.

2. I have a cool bag to carry my knitting out and about in. Technically, it hasn't been out and about yet, but it will be. Right now, I'm using it to keep my current projects all in one place so I don't have to go digging around in my invalid state. It was a happy-birthday-to-me gift, which normally I don't do, but we were at a local museum gift store (I love museum gift stores), and it's exactly what I've been looking for without realizing it for months now.
Specs: Vy&Elle Kit bag.
Big enough to carry 2 small projects (in this case, mittens and a square) and an extra skein of yarn, but
Small enough to fit in a backpack or tote bag so your binder doesn't eat your knitting.

3. The mittens are going better. I won't rush out and say terrific, but better. Hermanita took a picture for me:

(Of course, immediately after that picture was taken, I finished the final tuck.)

If nothing else, I really like my color scheme. I'm using the Dalegarn the pattern was designed for (good omen?). The gray and black are leftovers from my all-time favorite sweater (the one I could not get finished until it was the only sweater I had with me in freezing wet Michoacan), and you saw the red just the other day. Week. Whatever.

Tell me I've been brainwashed by the White Stripes, and I will not contradict you. It's a good color combo. Doing the first tuck in black definitely does not rank among the Most Brilliant Ideas of All Time, but as evidenced above, it's doable.

4. All of Blogland has turned out in full force to entertain me. I was closeted at home on WWKIP day, which totally bummed me out. I would've been inconsolable, however, if it hadn't been hotter than the dickens outside (we are now living Dante's Inferno), or if I had lived in Toronto, where SPM (who else?) organized a WWKIP/birthday extravaganza. But since everyone assures me that being outside is absolutely brutal, and I don't live in Toronto, I can enjoy reading about everyone's exploits.

Not a bad list for being two days out of a funk. Now cross your fingers and hope I can keep my momentum.


Lise said...

Thinking about knitting those mittens too. Looking forward to see more :) And congratulations with your new knitting bag! I really need one myself. Just still don't know what type I really want. Yours look great.

Wendolene said...

Thanks! I totally recommend a kit bag if you favor small projects, but a knitting bag is like a purse--ultra-personal. Keep your eye out, and when you're least expecting it, The One will jump off the shelf!