I debated whether to post since I don’t have any pictures – and I do love posts with pictures.  But I wanted to let you all know that I’m still here – alive and kicking and knitting.  I’ve been working on Forest Path and am now up to Tier 16!  It seems a little useless to post a picture however, since it looks an awful lot like last time.  Just envision a couple more tiers.

Yesterday was spent sewing, sewing, sewing – but for a knitting related cause.  Each year our knitting group hosts another knitting group from the adjacent island for a picnic.  In the past the door prize has always been a knitting bag – usually a group project knitted, felted, embellished, etc.  This year for something different I volunteered to sew the bag.  Most of it was pretty tedious as I had to quilt the fabric for the bag.  Yes, I know I could have bought pre-quilted fabric, but I wanted  the lining quilted to the outside.  I embroidered a Hummel of little school girls knitting and found the perfect plaid fabric that matched the embroidery.  By 9:45 p.m. I had the finished project – it just needs dowels for the handles.  The lining is the same plaid as the binding.  Ok, so I do have a picture:

Bag

As usual, dog has been added for scale.  I think Kirby is inspecting my workmanship.  I hope I pass.  I also spent quite a bit of time working on Ivy’s quilt.  I’ve debated whether to show progress pictures.  I kept Izzy’s quilt a surprise until I presented it, but wonder if I should show this one.  Abby – what to do you think?  Do you want to be surprised?  Leave me a comment on whether I should show Ivy’s quilt in progress. 

Today a friend and I are going over to the next island fabric shopping and will also pop in to the LYS.  I can’t say that I will be too tempted.  After reorganizing my yarn stash a couple of weeks ago, I’m running out of room and I’ve got too many projects going now already.  Remember, you heard it here first – I may be eating my words later.

And a huge, huge thank you to all of our men and women in uniform.  Thanks goodness we have not had any close relatives that made the ultimate sacrifice, but I know there are many families out there that are grieving.  Thanks to my Dad – a career Navy man and to my husband, who spent 9 years active duty Air Force and 15 in the Air National Guard.  They both spent a lot of time away from their families serving their country.  Thanks guys!!

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  1. Nice bag. Some knitter will most definitely enjoy carrying a project in it.

    Quilting is on my list of things to do if I ever win the lottery. My sewing (for clothing) stash and my yarn stash already fill a room. I’ve been good about knitting from my stash so far, but there is a lot of pent up demand–I know I’m going to some fiber fairs later in the year and I’ve just postponed the inevitiable.

    I did read a local news story about a woman who had so much yarn in her garage that she couldn’t park her car in it. I immediately showed this to DH so he could appreciate my restraint.

    I’ll look forward do the modeling of Forest Path!

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