First of all I just wanted to say I'm still here, but I'm way behind in my blogging...posting and reading. My non-blogging life has really got in my way. I've been doing a little knitting, but I don't have a whole lot to show you.
Today is the official start of Bits and Bobs Yahoo Group's Fish-a-long KAL. Bits and Bobs is a group that shares ideas on how to use up all your leftover odds and ends and not just yarn...all kinds of scraps. Have you ever seen this Tessellated Fish blanket? I've always admired it but directed my attention away from starting one because of the horrible thought of having to sew all those fish together. My goal is to assemble one without sewing a stitch! I sure hope I can pull it off.... we'll see. I shall keep you posted on my progress.
Here are a few of the fish I have already done:
If you are at all interested in the Fish-a-long be sure and join us in the fun and use up all your odds and ends.
Wednesday I went shopping with two of my knitted plastic bags:
I made a smaller bag to try out:
This one was knitted with smaller needles. It didn't stretch as much, but although it holds quite a bit it didn't hold as much as my original big bag. To be honest I think perhaps a size in between the very big one and the smaller one might be the answer to the perfect bag. I'm planning on making another one (medium size) soon. (Am I starting to sound like Goldilocks?)I just wish I had more time. School's out now and baseball is almost over, so hopefully I'll be starting to have more time for myself....maybe...
I must say though I caused quite the commotion at the grocery store this week. Walking the aisles with the bags in the shopping cart baby seat worker gals noticed my bags. They thought they were great! Lots of questions I might add. Then at the checkout it was almost embarrassing all the questions I got. I was worried that the people behind me were cursing me because I was holding everything up. I got much more attention with my two bags this week than with just the one bag last week. Hopefully everyone will get used to me using my knitted bags. I'll definitely keep knitting them...my Dad is giving me his bags now. Have to find time to do all my knitting ....
happy knitting :)