Ok so I’ve grown really slack about knitting this week. I think I’m just bored, bored BORED! with the never ending baby blanket project. I’m already thinking of other things I could be working on, and well, isn’t that just WRONG? I need to finish my blanket!
So I’ve been thinking… I really need to make some sort of pull rope on the door to my new office. One of the things I have trouble with is closing a door behind me as I leave a room… when I turn around to pull a door shut invariably the door will hit my casters and I can’t get a good grip on the door handle. So, I was thinking back to the early 70s when I was a kid and everybody’s mother had MacramÃ© plant hangers in their kitchens… thinking that I need some sort of ornamental rope on my doorknob.
Then I got to thinking about a book I bought by Dawn Brocco last year — Curavaceous Cables Collection. Instead of tying knots with rope I could instead knit something. Perhaps I will give this a try! And, in doing so, it will whet my appetite again for knitting, since I love cables so much, and it should be a fairly quick project. I’ll have to dig that book out tonight and give it a try…
The Bag Debate
Lately I’ve been thinking lots about how much I miss my grapey-colored Knitter’s Satchel by Jordana Paige. This photo is from 2006. I still have the bag, but it had a rather unfortunate clash with my wheels one day, and the metal frame that the clasp is on got severely bent. My DH did try to fix it, but it goes together too awkwardly and just isn’t the same! One of the things I liked best about it, aside from the color, was that fabulous clicky clasp like on my grandmother’s chic 1960s handbags.
So here’s the thing. Should I replace it? I desperately want to, but it is expensive, and well, I just don’t know if I can justify it. Sigh.
Knitting While Listening…
Ok, so I have Harry Potter fever, just like the rest of the world. I’ve been reading the book, yes, but while at work, or knitting, or whatever, I have also been listening to the audiobook edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Love it! Jim Dale as usual is doing a great job. I wish audiobooks were not so expensive! I’d own a lot of them!
Discovered a podcast this week that I am absolutely loving! It’s Lime and Violet. I had tried to avoid this one before, but it is hysterically funny! If you haven’t listened yet, give it a try.
Also, yay! I got an email from Brenda Dayne of Cast On today and she said there WILL be a podcast this weekend. Be sure to look for it!