20 March 2006

So much to tell

First, I finally felted Jessica #2. When I went to the craft store, they did not have the Paton's wool in the correct color so I went ahead and bought these funky acrylic handles. Before I got to the checkout, I passed the samples for discontinued fabric and picked up the paisley number for a couple of bucks. I'm thinking that I might try to line the purse with it. Of course, I don't sew and am not really sure how to go about it but it seemed like a good idea at the time. What do you think?

The last few days I have been obsessing over the snowdrop shawl. It is finally finished!

Fresh off the needles:

Blocking (that is a queen-sized bed for reference, I know the lighting is crappy but it was just amazing how much room it took):

In its fully-blocked glory:

My plan is to wrap it around some large bubble wrap before I put it in the mail to my MIL just so that it doesn't get any major creases.

On a random note, when I picked up Genny at the daycare last week the owner mentioned she was looking for part-time help. I said I was looking for something to do while I try to figure out my next career move. Today was my first day--not exactly glamorous (lots of cleaning up involved) or high-paying, but it was fun. Now I have extra yarn money. Woo-hoo!


Trillian42 said...

Ooh - the handles are going to look very cool, and I think the lining cool be nifty, too. I'll be interested to see how it goes. =)

The Snowdrop Shawl is GORGEOUS! J's mom is going to love it!

See you in a couple of weeks! Yay!

Jen said...

The shawl looks fantastic!

I like the lining fabric you found. My mom just gave me her old sewing machine, and now I'm looking at all of my bags thinking, "Hmm, I could LINE that with something." Need to learn how to sew first, though. :)

Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

OMG! Your shawl looks beautiful!! Sometimes I wish I had a spare bed in the house just for blocking! I'm sure your MIL will be thrilled with it.

chamomile said...

That shawl is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. I love the colourway, and the edging is gorgeous! You are definitely one talented woman!

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