I am having a bit of fun with my loom lately. I saw this gray yarn in my yarn cabinet and wondered how it would look woven up. I had a bag in mind to make but was not entirely sure how to go about it. I measured out about 12 inched wide in warp with about 72 inches in length. I used chunky yarn that I packed in tightly so it would make a dense piece. I wove until I couldn't weave anymore and got this really beautiful rectangle of woven fabric..
I popped over to Joann's yesterday on my way to work and picked up this strap and red button, the button looks expensive but it was only $2.99. Today after an early work day due to someone canceling, I sewed up the seams, sewed on the straps, made a fly by the seat of my pants large button hole, and sewed on the button. Yes I should have been doing paperwork but I will do that later. Who can write things down when you have this vision of something you have to finish in your head?
This bag is made from James C Brett Marble Chunky 100% acrylic yarn. This is not yarn I purchased rather was donated to me when I was gathering bags and bags of yarn for a local group who have made over 10,000 items for those in need. This yarn was from my good friend Cathy who said I could have a look in her bag to see if there was anything I wanted before I handed it over. You know me and gray, I simply can't resist. I actually thought I would make her something out of it but as you can see I didn't. So there goes 300 more yards out of my stash, I can still call it stash yarn if it has been in my cabinet for a while, right? The final measurements are 10 1/2 inches wide by 13/1/2 long. I am quite in love with it at the moment.
Speaking of love I am loving these tulips I bought on Sunday at the market. I had no idea what color they would be and I am thrilled with the pink softness of them. They are so beautiful and are brightening up my kitchen table making me smile when I look at them.
Do you remember this baby? This is Little Buddy two years ago almost to the day. He came to live with us two years ago tomorrow, a big anniversary. He wasn't officially adopted at that point, he was still in foster care and we were considered his new foster family until the adoption went through. Those were some stressful days, getting used to a little one again, hoping we did not screw up and blow it so he would not be with us forever. I did not breath a sigh of relief until those papers were signed almost five months later. He sure was tiny, look at how big his glasses were! He is growing, thriving, and making so much progress. He makes me laugh and well to be honest he is a pistol so he often makes me mad. Sounds like he is my son doesn't it?
I wanted to thank you all for your input on the shawl/table runner. I just can't seem to take it off my table so I think the decision has been made. I have a zillion shawls already so I doubt I will wear it, but I can see it all the time on my table so I think that is the way to go. If it was shorter in length it would have gone to my SIL, but at just over 5' tall this would be way to much for her. I think I will make her a scarf instead.
Hope you are having a good week so far, I better get on with that paperwork.