Tote bag and knitting update

Thought I’d take a break from the cookies and share with you a work in progress that I actually finished about a week ago. The afternoon was hot and in our house, the upstairs can get a bit unbearable. (I mean a lot). I am so not looking forward to summer.

To escape the stuffiness I went down to the spare room, AKA the sewing room and cleaned up. I was feeling unmotivated but sometimes just moving about and doing things can get me going again. What a mess! I couldn’t even see my sewing machine beneath the bags of yarn and newly purchased fabric and who knows what else.

I remembered some half finished tote bags that I had started quite a while ago and decided to find them. Baby blanket number 1 is getting quite big and I can’t just go leaving it on a table. Cat’s gonna get his claws into it, I just know it.  You should see him eyeing off the yarn sometimes. That evil and mischievous glint in his eye.

So the aim became to finish off one to serve as my blanket knitting tote.

Here it is! Oh it’s divine! And blue, yay! And so spacious!

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In regards to the blanket, I’ve hit 65cm and I’m on my fourth yarn ball. After a few times through the lace pattern I memorised it, which makes it go faster. Oops, did I say lace…? 😉 Hint hint, nudge nudge, that’s a little teaser. It’s crazy to me how your knitting speed can change each day, just based on your comfort level and your mindset. Last night I was knitting away and I could barely do one row per 30 minutes, and the other day I was zooming and getting a row done every 15 minutes.

Most of my time knitting lately has been while watching Empire. Guilty pleasure viewing for the win! I love a show with singing in it and this incorporates it really well. Add a whole lot of drama, themes of racism, homophobia and mental illness, and it’s pretty damn good. It’s described as a powerful drama about a family dynasty set with the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music. <3 <3 <3

Unfortunately, it’s on hiatus until next week, so I have to wait for new episodes so now I’ve started Nurse Jackie. I figured with seven seasons, it had to be alright. It’s comedy…but with a scary look into nursing.

Until next time, have fun!

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