14 July 2006

The Sophie Bag

Here is my finished Sophie bag. It is knit with Patons Classic Merino Wool in Royal Purple. On Addi turbo needles. I can't believe I ever knit with anything else. The Addis ROCK. You might as well enjoy working with the needles to enjoy the project. I figured out why I didn't love knitting when I first learned to knit. I was knitting cotton dishclothes on cheap needles. Try wool on Addis instead, yum. A local group of cloth diapering ladies got me into knitting again, and a lot of us are knitting these bags.

Next, I am going to cast on Booga in natual Wool of the Andes from Knitpicks and then dip dye it. Fun! In the meantime I may also start a bib, since I taught Frugalbaby how to eat food on our vacation.

On a completely different topic, I have harvested zucchini, beans, cucumber, and 1 cherry tomato from the garden. I love the summer stuff. I've been eating salads of lettuce, spinach, chard, radish, and green onion for a month now, but I really love it when the warm weather stuff is ready. We're also eating yellow, black, and red raspberries, and the blackberry bushes are covered with blossoms and green berries.

And last night, we became tractor owners. Frugaldad and his brother can hardly contain their excitement!


Heidi said...

Is it just me or does your Sophie bag look bigger than everyone elses? Mine is yet to be felted... I am such a slacker.

frugalmom said...

Stacy's bag turned out bigger than Erika's. Mine may be a little bigger than Erika's but it's hard to tell without having them next to each other, kwim? I bet it is a combination of the kind of wool we each used and the temperature of the hot water and the kind of washing machines we have. I got some Cascade 220 to knit another so I will see if it turns out the same size as this one.