Bags, Beads, Bookcases and Bad, Bad Tee Shirts!
What a gorgeous sunny day it's been today so I took advantage of the sun and spent some time tidying up the garden. Later on, DH and I worked on the WWKIP Day tee shirts. That wasn't so good but I'll come to that later.
Knitting wise, I've got a bit further on with the Beaded Lace Scarf. It's quite slow going as the Posh Yarn laceweight is very fine. I'm really pleased with the way it's turning out though and the PY knits up beautifully.
I'm thinking that this might make a good raffle prize at the Charity Craft Fair and the colour is entirely appropriate as one of the cancer charities that will benefit is Breast Cancer. I'll need to get permission from the designer first though and that's Jackie from Heartstrings, I believe.
The goodies for the Charity Craft Fair stall continue to grow and have been added to by Dreamcatcher who has donated a beautiful boa, a photo of which is on her blog. Thanks, Louise!
The Laurel Burch bag below (which I'll be using as a knitting bag) arrived from Woolly Workshop on Saturday along with the matching clutch also pictured below.
I've been wanting a knitting bag for ever so long but all of the ones I was interested in seemed so expensive. When I saw Tina's Laurel Burch bag, I really liked it and was pleasantly surprised at the price. Tina said she didn't mind me being a copycat so I went ahead and ordered one. Would you believe that I ordered it on Friday afternoon and it arrived about eighteen hours later! I reckon Gill at Woolly Workshop must live right next door to the Post Office! Fantastic service anyway and now I don't have to go to knitting group with a load of carriers any more like a bag lady!
Yesterday I went bag lining hunting again. I'd already made one attempt when Mary-Lou and I met for lunch. We were both looking for bag linings in Maidstone C&H Fabrics. Mary-Lou found the most beautiful silk lining for her bag but I wanted green and wasn't so lucky as there was nothing there that shouted out at me to buy it. I was more fortunate yesterday at C&H at Tunbridge Wells and found a silk remnant at half the original price and the shade, I think, is just right. Here it is in the photo below with the bag (handles still to be attached). . . . .
. . . . . and here's a close up of the silk lining.
At long last, we have some more bookcases and all the piles of books everywhere around the place can now have homes (until these bookcases are filled up as well, that is!
Only the three book cases on the left are new. The one on the right had to be emptied of books (some of which are pictured in the pile below) so that we could move it along to make way for the new unit. Now I can get some sort of organisation going with the knitting books and magazines I've acquired over the last year as well as all the other books that need shelf space. We also have books stored in boxes in the attic which can again see the light of day. Some will be going to Freecycle but, I may, after being influenced yet again by that temptress or perhaps I should say enabler, Tina, also join Bookcrossing.
As for the WWKIP Day tee shirts, suffice to say that the Canon transfers didn't meet expectations. We spent a frustrating afternoon practicing on old tee shirts and spoiling a couple of new ones into the bargain as the transfer only came out clearly on white material. Even when we changed the design so it had a white background, the effect was very muted. In the end, we had to go back to Plan A and use the W H Smith transfers.
We did, however, get the design to look less like a patch stuck on (which is, let's face it, basically what it is) by adding a white surround to the design. I think it's a slight improvement.