Happy Sunday! This is quick bag number 2 from Sara at Tangled Happy. I made this a bit longer and wider as it is going to my friend Cathy, just for fun. The cute brown bag with the pink flower went next door, to the very cute 10 year old who lives there. I thought it might be a fun surprise for her. I am now officially not making another bag. As we all know, I can become very addicted to a certain project, and will make many of them before I am done. I will keep this bag in mind for Christmas presents for little ones, and maybe some big ones, too!
Hooray, I have 5 squares left before I completed with that portion of my crochet sweater. I will post more on that when I am closer to being finished with that project. The knitted dress is still being worked on, but sparingly. I am frustrated with the dress so it has been put in time out. I am not really mad at the dress, rather the yarn. I am using Amazing 100% Corn Fiber Yarn from South West Trading Company. The yarn knits up beautifully, great texture and all that. What is driving me crazy is the constant knots I am finding in every ball. These knots are where they tie the yarn together in the process of making it. I am knitting in the round, so they sneak up on me and I have to stop, cut out the knot and start again, like I am using a new ball. In my last ball of yarn I have had 5 knots. That is 5 knots in 140 meters of yarn. I just think this is unacceptable in a nice yarn, put out by a solid yarn company. I actually think it is unacceptable in a cheaper yarn, but you are always taking a chance with cheap yarn, so I can at least use that as an excuse. I would be even more irritated if I was knitting on straight needles. When I am using straight needles I only start new yarn at the beginning of the row, and to be in the middle of the row, and come across a knot would drive my crazy. You would have to take out the row, and start again, just think how much yarn you would be wasting! So you can see why the dress is in time out. That yarn is not behaving nicely, so until it does, or I have more patience, it will have to sit and think about things a bit.
On another note, I am so, so saddened for the people affected by the horrible tornadoes in the middle of the country. The devastation is horrifi,c and the loss simply unimaginable. My heart goes out to all of you. I think being a blogger helps to make you feel like the whole world is your next door neighbor. Watching a hour of Dateline Friday evening and seeing so many people who have lost everything is so sad. The loss of lives of course is unbearable. Such an amazing storm with such force. I felt a bit guilty watching the recap of the Royal Wedding after seeing all the devastation. So I am sending that area of the country healing prayers in hopes that it helps.
Have a wonderful Sunday.