...a brand new knitting basket. Last week my husband's company had an outing for it's employees and they gave out these beer coolers as gifts:
My husband took one look at it and told everyone: "My wife will be using this for her knitting!" He was so intuitive...it's much more serviceable as a knitting basket than a cooler, don't you think? It would never work as a cooler...too open; your ice would melt in an instant :) I love my new knitting basket!
Look what's inside:
I'm knitting this ripple baby blanket for my friend's daughter's baby, a girl, who will be born in October. The pattern I am using comes from an old Leisure Arts leaflet #64, published in 1976. The pattern is super easy with only one pattern row to really worry about. The yarn, Bernat's Softee Baby, is so soft and cuddly.
Lastly, yesterday I felted my husband's slippers:
They are still wet and I have no idea how long it will be until they are completely dry. I am so glad I waited until he was home (and could try them on) to felt them, as they felted really quickly. If I had let them go any longer in the washing machine, I don't think they would have fit him. He is very please with them and they fit (with plastic bags) perfectly. They both are really the same size. They just appear to be two different size due to the angle, trust me :) Once they are dry, I'll be sewing on some non skid soles just like the soles I put on my clogs.
Guess that's it for now. Happy Knitting :)