One of the fun things about working at New Moon is that they carry a whole line of Amy Butler patterns! I bought these two because I think they will make snazzy knitting bags, and snazzy knitting bags make great gifts for knitters! Not, of course, that I know any knitters who would like a bag with skellies on it. Oh, no. Not at all!
But, you know, just in case...
I haven't done much sewing at all in the last few years, but I'm really anxious to get back into it. I'll be starting with the Mystery Weekend coming up on Friday--I'm hoping that this will help to jump-start my sewing in a way that my class at Asilomar didn't. (Not that it was the class's fault, at all! It was very inspirational, and I will definitely be doing more with that project. It's just that it came at a really bad time for me, in a lot of ways!)
Then there's this project, which has not yet been photographed, although it's already in my Ravelry queue. It's one of my Ravelympics projects. Yeah, might be a good idea to wind that yarn and cast on, eh??
It's the Elvenwood Stole by Brenda Zuk of Needle Beetle. The yarn is Sea Silk in the Woodland colorway, and I really hope that two skeins are enough. Yes, I will read the pattern before I cast on--I did read it before, and it seems to me that it was going to be fine, but my memory isn't as good as I'd like it to be.
(Just checked. I think it's an uh-oh. I'll get back to you on this one! )