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Late winter happenings.

2011 February 1

Happy February! Today is the first sunny day we’ve had in Seattle in quite some time. Most days I’ve been tucked away inside, trying to make the best of my time completing indoor projects. I’ve got a few things going at the moment.

First up, a reusable tote crocheted from plastic bag yarn I created from my own stash.

The bottom of my crocheted bagCloseup of the stitches

I mentioned the bags I had collected in a previous post, and I’ve been slowly picking away at this project on the bus and during down times. So far, the bag feels quite strong! If you’re interested in trying this, Gooseflesh has a tutorial on making plastic bag yarn. (While you’re there, check out her amazing sea creatures sculpted from crocheted plastic.)

Next up, a knitting project. My husband bought me a beautiful book called Boutique Knits, and I just adore this hat on the cover.

Boutique Knits

Knit Cloche

I’m knitting this one for a friend, and it’s coming along quite nicely.

Knit Cloche

My goal is to refine my knitting skills enough to design my own patterns. I recently purchased Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits, by Shirley Paden. It’s quite detailed, and I’m now aware of the need to open my mind to lots of counting and equations if I’m going to be creating custom work!

In the gardening department, a couple of updates:

1. Here is my own garden journal cover sewed up. I’ve designed many of these, but not for myself.  Finally I’m assembling mine from some extra fabric I had laying around. Journal Cover

The mustard greenish color is a really unusual color, but I love it. Figured I’d better use it now, because I won’t likely find it again.

Journal cover inside

2. The worms are still alive and thriving. Look how far they’ve come since the beginning of the month.

Worm compost

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