Despite being a perfect weather week to work on quilting, I’ve done nothing but knit since Monday. I finshed my felted bag (not really mine, it’s actually a belated birthday gift for my friend, Kate) in less than five days, since it was pretty much the only thing I did this week. It turned out great though!

Birthday Bag

(See my pretty lilies in the back? I did gardening this week too!)
I bought enough black wool to make one for myself too–mine will have pink stripes instead though. I need to have a knitting break for a few days first.
To anyone concerned that I’ve gone over to the knitting darkside for good though: it’s just easier to tote a knitting project to my work this summer (I have a lot of downtime there) instead of the queen sized quilt in progress. Sometimes (and I’m sure there are a lot of quilters who agree with me) I just have to take a break from my big projects, since they do consume so much of my time. I don’t have to have the wedding quilt finished until October 8th (and then you both are getting MARRIED, Laura and Steve!!!) and I just don’t feel like I should burn myself out on it!
No way will I ever give up the quilting.

5 Thoughts on “Wool Is Wonderful

  1. Kathie on June 19, 2005 at 1:39 pm said:

    Will you share the pattern you used for this bag? It’s really adorable and I’d like to try it. I’ve made a Booga Bag and have yarn for another, but I like this one that is “less” colorful. I am also a quilter, but, like you, the knitting is more portable and quicker to finish which is nice sometimes.

  2. woohoo new background ….groovy

  3. Anonymous on June 22, 2005 at 12:46 am said:

    The felted bags are GREAT! You do nice work. And about the poncho – take it to a movie, it’s always cold in there.

  4. Dawn on June 23, 2005 at 7:01 pm said:

    If you haven’t already taught Laura how to do this, I’m going to need a lesson sometime :-) Granted, I’m allergic to most wool, but I love the way your felted stuff looks so I might be willing to risk it. I’m curious about your new job too. From what L. has said it sounds interesting.

  5. Sarah on June 29, 2005 at 1:49 pm said:

    Here’s where the pattern for the bag came from: Vertical Stripes Pattern. Hope that helps–it’s a fun pattern to make!
    It’s super easy! I’ll make sure Laura knows you like it! :)

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