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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy dancing all over the place

I finished my Beck sweater, and it is so pretty and warm and fits very well! I still need to wash it and clip the ends that are woven in, but here is another rare selfie of me showing it off.

I then started some fingerless mitts for myself, using a skein of the indie-hand-dyed yarn I got recently. This is the Monet's Garden colorway (worsted) from Cyborg's Craft Room on Etsy. The pattern is Rip Current Mitts, a paid-for pattern I got through Ravelry. I finished the first one last night. I love the colors!

Yesterday I took advantage of the new snaps Mom had gotten for us. I made some new DPN project cases, since I use dpns for socks, hats, mitts, anything small in-the-round.

And yesterday we got a lot of freezing rain and then some snow. With the temperatures here never getting close to above freezing, we both stayed home again today since the roads were really treacherous. So I spent some more time in the sewing room and made some more zippered project bags.

Or at least, the last two were zippered. The first one - well, I forgot to put the zipper in. Oops! I really didn't feel like ripping out all the stitching, so I improvised. I put in snaps!

Then I got to looking at it, and decided I would add some detachable straps. Snaps are awesome!

I just love those little raccoons from Tula Pink's Acacia line. I had to dive deep into stash, but I managed to find some nicely coordinating fabrics for this bag.

And then I finished two smaller - zippered - bags. Left is the other paint-by-number fabric that I got a while back, and left is - more raccoons!

Going to work on my second mitt tonight, hope to finish it in the next few days so I'll have something to warm my hands as I work (it's freezing in the office!).

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