Sunday, February 24, 2008

Finished objects sighted

Two, to be precise. Just under the wire before I go back to work tomorrow.

The first is a small felted project bag for me to carry socks etc in while they are in progress. I made it from 1 skein of my large stash of Twinkletoes sock yarn. I may try more felted projects from this as it worked out well and I still have lots of the stuff left. I felted it in my washing machine and dried it into shape over a plastic cereal container.

It's lined with a lovely piece of Kaffe Fassett fabric. I love the fabric but am trying to reduce the amount of pattern I have in our house as it easily feels cluttered, so I'll confine it to small things like linings.

Next up is my Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap project bag. I've enjoyed making the bag, which is done in Wendy Fusion and lined with Liberty tana lawn in a knitting print. I haven't had as much time for the other swap activities as I would have liked and I'm worried that I may have annoyed the organisers with my lack of participation in the treasure hunts and quizzes, but I haven't had time.

The bag is off to my swap partner with a skein of hand-dyed Ravenclaw yarn (apologies, I can't remember where I bought this), a set of stitch-markers I made myself and a set of Lantern Moon sock stix. I hope she likes the kit.


Back to work tomorrow. as usual, I don't seem to have got half as much done as I wanted to this week. Never mind. Is it 6 weeks until Easter?

One of the things that has been occupying my thoughts, work-wise, recently has been the fact that the post, to which I have been seconded, has been advertised as a permanent vacancy. It came up shortly after I started my secondment, allowing very little time for me to make an informed decision about whether to apply for it or not. If you have visited here any number of times in the past, you will realise that I don't do change!

Anyway, since I had started to do the job already I decided to apply. The interviews (2 days worth) are in a week, so I've still got some time to work on my ideas and presentation.


rho said...

oh that bag turned out GREAT! You've been busy :D

So don't forget to write me with info on what WWWW shaped lines on the sides of the roads over there mean - we only have straight lines on the sides here - curiosity killed th cat you know mewwww....see what I get for watching Torchwood online - questions ;)

Bets said...

What a great, cozy bag! Also, a very nice package for your swap partner :)

Grace Yaskovic said...

Its 4 weeks to Easter! I love the bags and I adore the knitting fabric How cool is that!

She Became a Butterfly said...

i found you via the tbr challenge!

a friend and i just started a book lovers message board. we'd love for you to join!


weebug said...

the fabric you used for the lining is awesome!

Grace Yaskovic said...

all OK ? its been awhile since we have heard from you--I worry

Deb said...

Hi Gil, I finally finished the socks I was knitting with the yarn you sent me in Coffee Swap 3. Pop on over to my blog to take a peek. Hope all is going well with you and the interviews went well.

blog-blethers said...

Great bags!

And have everything crossed for you regarding the interviews...