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WIPs (oldest to newest):
1) started 1/10 rowan aran tweed felted purse in black and burgandy for judy 30% done
2) started 1/10 noro color 95 felted purse of my own design 40% done
3) started 1/21 rowan handknit dk cotton in artichoke koko kimono from minnies for jean's baby 20% done
4) started 1/24 rowan 4-ply merino in grey beaded bag from jaeger accessories book 30% done
Had a great weekend here in Philly. Friday nite I worked on the baby sweater. It is going really well, I am proud of the way it looks so far. The color is called artichoke, but truly it is more celery. It isn't tooo lite green, which i think would make me think of mints meltaways. It is more of a good earthy green, but lighter in value. Who are these people who get to name the colors?? I want that job!!!
So the purses are coming along. I really want to get Judy's purse done this week, but I think the noro one will be done first. It is for Darci and I think that when I see my mother I will give it to her to take home.
I plan on going to Florida to see my g-pa in march. Mom is going too. He will be singing with his barbershopper group so I'll get to see that too. Hopefully when I have more definite plans (times as well as dates) I can call my pop pop and uncle tommy and set up times to see them too.
The new project I started yesterday is really exciting!!! I promised myself that I would learn some new things with my knitting this year. My favorite yarn store is the Tangled Web
and what is really great about it is that Mary (the owner) has some really great classes at pretty decent prices. So I signed up for her beaded evening bag class. Not only does she teach you the class, but she starts you off by threading all the beads (500 of them!!) and knits your first 2 rows, so everyone is on the same page when they walk through the store. So yesterday I learned beaded knitting. And I am making an evening bag out of dark grey merino wool. it is 4-ply and very very small. I am knitting on size 3 needles! It feels sooooo small!!! I am really enjoying it and enjoying the possibilities that I might do in the future.. Sometimes it is fun to think of all sorts of new ways to put something you've learned into your work.
While I was there I signed up for my next class it is in april and it is 2 handed fair isle. It will be nice to learn that. I figure if I keep going I will learn all sorts of new ways to knit and have fun learning them with new people.
Yesterday, after my class we went to Sue's Aunt Lorraine's for a surprise b-day party. It was alot of fun. we had a bunch of people there and the food was really good. Then, this morning we had a chinese new year at Ocean Harbor with Ruth Parker and her friends. The food was excellent and the company was very nice. We went during the dim sum time so we had plenty of leftovers from the banquet!! I loved everything. And I'll be having more tomorrow.
So that is all the knitting news for the day. I better go back to finishing up some more knitting. See you soon!!