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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Bags and Shop Therapy

Portland Lobster is moving along. I have 14 inches of sleeves and since I'm doing two it once, that's something. Just 4.5 more inches of sleeves, then the saddles, then the finishing!

In the meantime I'm making little bags. I still haven't got them the way I want. The picture makes them look huge, but the base is 5 inches and they are about 6-7 inches tall. It has been fun fiddling with the interfacing and the drawstrings. I keep sewing the flaps on 90 degrees in error, so the drawstrings come out of the straps. They hold two yarn cakes. I'm think of putting some pockets on, too. It's been fun trying out different knots. The boys never made it to boy scouts, so mom never learned knots. I guess those guys on ships had a lot of time on their hands and invented all kinds of knots.


After explaining to The Knitted Brow how I did not want to buy a spindle online, because 1) I'm not much of a spinner 2)I would like to feel and try out the spindles and 3) how I could certainly wait a year or two until my next fiber adventure on the Mainland, lookie here!!!



I fell victim to shop therapy on Etsy. This spindle is "domestic" woods due to the subliminal message she put in my head. It is very cedar, and if I can't figure out drop spindling, or if Opal the spinning maven shakes her head in disapproval, it will keep my yarn fresh!

I checked with the Homeworld salesman, and my armoire is down to 4 in stock. I holding out for the floor model, hopefully for a discount and if not, oh well, that's karma.

6 comments:

Opal said...

I'm not shaking my head in disapproval! I'm squealing in joy! You have succumbed to the delights that is spinning. So tell, tell! How do you like your new spinning on your new spindle compared to your old one? Details woman!

k-brow said...

Glad my fetishism for domestic wood had some influence... that is a very beautiful spindle. I love cedar! You sly fox, you, didn't mention the spinning this evening.

Terby said...

Pretty spindle! I like the bags as well.

Jewel said...

Cute bags!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the bags. Are you going to be selling them? The material is gorgeous. They look like the perfect thing for socks.

Good luck with those knots. Just think of it as knitting without needles.

Aim said...

Your bags are the cutest! What a great idea, to make them to fit 2 yarn cakes...