Friday, July 25, 2008
I was able to find some bits of time to knit this week. And, I finally made a decision of which pattern I wanted to use for my pretty, icey turqouise blue, Sugar N Cream yarn that I recently got. It's called "Fantasy Naturale Market Bag" and I found it on Ravelry. That is such a great site! I never would have chosen this pattern by the picture on the pattern itself but being able to see how it turned out for others and modifications that they made was great! The pattern calls for size 10 1/2 needles for the bottom of the bag and says to switch to size 15 for the body of the bag. I saw some bags on Ravelry where they had kept the same needle size for the bottom and body, 10 1/2, and I love the way they look. That sold me and I'm loving it. It looks really pretty. My daughter loves it and wants to make one now too. And, what luck...we went to a Michael's store yesterday and right up front, by the door, they had baskets of the 14 ounce Sugar N Cream yarn on "Clearance"! They're normally about $9.99. The sign said $5 but they rang up at only $3.99! How cool is that?! My daughter picked out one and, of course, I had to buy another color (sage green), and I called my mom (who also wants to make some of these bags) and she had me get a couple balls for her too. They also had some nice sock yarn on clearance for $2 a ball. I found some that will work great to make socks for my hubby. It's always so much fun to buy yarn...especially, when I get it at such a bargain! Now, with all the new yarn I have and all the yarn I already had, I wish I could knit super fast to catch up a little on some of the mannnnnny projects I have in my head!