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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Trudging Along through August

Here is another Fat Bottom Bag, in blue, with a sunflower. I'm not sure if I'll keep the sunflower or try some other decoration. I used to get obsessed with certain projects and make piles of them...there was the book cover stage, the rabbit stage, the baby quilt stage, the bean bag stage, the pin cushion stage and so forth. Luckily my kids were in school during the book cover stage as I was able to use them for teacher gifts. Now I have two Fat Bottom Bags and I am content with just the two. I don't feel driven to make any more. Maybe it's my age, or maybe it's the doldrums of summer, but I not driven to do much of anything other then dream about what flavor Ben and Jerry's I want to try next. Okay who am I trying to kid, I only get Cherry Garcia.

But then it could be this green monster that I'm working on. It's the lovely green Jaeger Trinity from SomebunnysLove. It's just a scarf, with the Vine Lace pattern and garter stitch edge. I love the yarn and its silky smell. The lace is a one row repeat, but I have had to frog it back so many times. I'm afraid I have developed a psychological syndrome that prevents me from knitting lace. It started with the black Zephyr and was compounded by knitting in dim light at Mocha Java with not pointy enough needles. Could it be the darn floaters or yikes! Is it a cataract? See? I'm on the verge... I'm going to finish this scarf if it kills me! Then on to Cherry IF I can decide on a yarn.

I am posting this picture of my brown orchids in honor of Project Spectrum neutral month as the he Quivit cries out for lace, so I'm not sure it will happen this month.
Why does blogger flip my picture? Please rotate your head left 90 degrees.

It just dawned on me that I'm on vacation most of September. No wonder I can't get going on much!


somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I was just getting ready for bed when I saw your entry. I am so glad you like the Trinity; I love knitting with it too. And your orchids are so beautiful, I am jealous that the climate here in RI is far from being as nice as Hawaii's!

Dipsy D. said...

Awww, this bag is so cute! I'd say leave the sunflower, it adds such a lovely touch - just perfect! And your Trinity is coming along so fine, all these little problems you're having with it will be gone and forgotten once you've finished it, it's definitely worth the time you're spending as it's such a beauty already!

debbie said...

oh your sunflower fat bottom bag is so cute, i love it - i wish i had your knitting energy....vacation for most of september! oh i'm so jealous....

Lolly said...

I love the bag, and that little flower is a cute embellishment too ;)

The orchids are absolutely lovely - I can't believe it was nearly a year ago that I was in Hawaii... I want to come back!

mysticalfeet said...

The sunflower adds a cheery note.

That brown orchid is gawgeous! Okay, I need an orchid pep talk. I have them, they bloomed, the blooming's done, and I'm not sure what to do with them now...what do they want? What do they need? They refuse to tell me!!

Is it time for another Ben n' Jerry's run after some knitting tomorrow? Cherry Garcia is a good flavor to be stuck on.

Speaking of knitting tomorrow, can you bring bpt to Mocha J? I'm on the verge of deciding to knit it, and want to take a peekie.

Kim said...

The bag is adorable! And the sunflower adds a really fun touch.

Orchids. I'm envious. I've tried to grow orchids twice, and each time have wound up with some dead sticks, dang it!

Opal said...

I love the bag and the scarf. Have you tried using stitch markers while you knit lace? They help me a lot.