Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I've put Hensfoot aside to begin working on some holiday gifts. This is my first project and it's still in the experimental stage. I'm making a small bag, starting with a basic flat circle that has five rounds of increasing stitches. I have a vision for a small purse, either with handles or a drawstring, that a little girl might use for carrying small treasures. I know several little girls who would probably enjoy such a thing. I'm using small ends of Stylecraft Special DK, with an E (3.5mm) hook to make the stitches tight. If it works out nicely, I may make a few.
I don't have a book on the go this week, having reached the bottom of my teetering stack of library books. It's a good chance to catch up on the stack of magazines I've been accumulating while plowing through all those books. Today, I'm reading the October issue of Martha Stewart Living. It's full of comfy fall recipes and projects, such as the pumpkin on the cover. Check it out - those leaves are made of paper, decoupaged onto a white-painted pumpkin. It's a very bold look. I can't imagine my family of jack-o-lantern fanatics going for it, but I think it's really cool.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along, a little early.