Tuesday, August 22, 2006

what i did on my summer vacation, part 1

I split up my 2 weeks of summer vacation this year. In July, I went to spend a week with my mom. There was lots of swimming with my nephew and niece. Lots of time with my mom. And, knitting (gasp):

I already showed you the blue sweater, which I worked on while I was there. Now, for the other projects (a month late, but whatever...):

Pattern: Knitty's Perdita
Yarn: DMC Coton Perle 318 Light Steel Gray
I made the smallest size (due to my freakishly thin wrists. My 5 year old nephew has thicker wrists than I do) and used about 1/2 of the skein. I used seed beads from my bead box. It took me about 4 hours altogether to do and I quite like the way this turned out. I think I'll make more to give as gifts.

Pattern: Berocco's Brea Bag
Yarn: some recycled linen/cotton blend doubled.
This picture was taken a month ago. I would love to show you a finished project, but... um... well... The gusset piece is done. I just need to get off my butt and finish it. And cut out and sew lining. And find a handle. And a button.

Yeah. Maybe I should finish it on my second week of vacation. Which is taking place... Now!

Part 2 of "what i did on my summer vacation" will be posted shortly.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love the bracelet-that's on my list. I also love the bag pieces. I'll be waiting to see the finished bag. Now get off your butt. :)


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