Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gearing Up

Getting myself psyched up for the start of the new BJP, I've been doing some small beading projects to sell. Tons of cheap and cheerful headpin earrings, strung bracelets, and a lot of bead storage organizing to freshen up in my mind what it is that I have to work with (my beadstash is shamefully large and I'm trying to use more than I buy, otherwise, someday when I die my son will be left with all those beads to get rid of). The weather took a cool turn and my thoughts turned to knitting. I've made several of Amy Singer's Everlasting Bagstopper bags in the past, but I wanted to try one with a knitted in handle. The above pic is my first attempt and I like it a lot. Another (same color) is on the needles right now. I've recently joined Ravelry, and the bag is my first project. I haven't had time to really explore much of Ravelry yet, but it's an amazing site, with tons of free projects and links to wonderful patterns. Anyone who knits or crochets or does other fiber crafts should check it out!