I must start this post with an apology - it is crowded with photos of my latest project and latest project bag, because for me every project needs an inspiring, roomy, extremely portable project bag.
Last week I very naughtily cast on a new project - "naughtily" because I have far too many
WIPs already. You should see the pile by my bed - I might take a photo soon
and "own up".
But one day last week I'd had a busy day out of the office and as I walked home from the train station I just happened to walk past my local yarn shop - how strange that my route
home took me that way!
Anyway, I went in for a browse and suddenly decided I could knit my office colleague
something for her baby girl due in September.
I saw this cute pattern for a pinafore dress and cardigan.
And I chose this gorgeous Sirdar baby bambino - it has a lovely sheen and great stitch
definition, so definitely no mistakes allowed!
Now I do love a project bag for my knitting/cross stitch and have several cheap
cotton tote bags - Primark is a good source of bags.
But I'd seen the Penguin Books bags in Waterstones (I think they have been around
a while) and fell in love with it, even though it wasn't particularly cheap.
And once I'd married project and bag.....
well, I just loved the colour combination and couldn't stop taking photos of them.
I even found some old knitting needles in my collection with red ends - I loved them!
It was a Bank Holiday weekend here, I took a day's annual leave and with the extra day off on Monday I had a loooong weekend and I made good progress.
I love the label so much I still haven't removed it.
Making good progress on the back....
Oo, just another look at my new favourite project bag...
and finally a photo of our little, well in truth our "not-so-little" Tuc getting
some exercise on the patio.
He is soooo cute. Tuc has a hutch in the kitchen and he can see when we go outside
and when we return with dandelion leaves
(yes plenty of dandelion leaves in our garden!)
he gives a big purr - just like he is saying thank you!
Hope you had a great long weekend!