08 April 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different ...

"The Larch?"**

Sorry, but not this time at least ...

But after quite a long spell, I give you a post that has some pictures, and that is knitting-related!

I'll pause now in case you need to sit down and catch your breath.

I have started knitting Ivy's Cowl, using the yarn I bought last weekend at Rosie's. I am halfway through, and liking the way it looks. Barnsie was nice enough to model it for this shot, though since his neck is quite - er - short, you really can't see the pattern. However, the yarn (Schaeffer Heather) feels so nice while knitting, that I can't imagine it not feeling nice against my neck.

As I told Melanie, I do plan to also knit the Darkside Cowl, which was the other pattern I was considering. I just chose to try this pattern first, and to be honest, I'm not even sure why. But so far, so good!

Since I left the Job I Hated (you know, the one with the Evil New Boss), I have been busy trying to decide what to get with a gift certificate to Rosie's that I was given as a goodbye gift. (Yes, there were nice people there who knew I was a knitter, and were nice enough to go in on the perfect type of gift!) After "spending" it approximately a thousand different ways, I decided to get this:

(Under close inspection by the Garden Kitty)

Wait - this is a better picture:

It's my new Namaste Zuma bag, in the Peacock color - isn't it pretty? I kept seeing these in all of the various colors, and decided that since the gift certificate was like "found money," that this is how I would use it. This is not something I would ever be likely to buy for myself otherwise. There are three reasons right off the bat that I love it: a) it's not heavy while empty, so I can put it over my shoulder when there is something in it and it will probably not cause me pain, b) it's not made of leather (I try if possible to buy non-leather things), and c) it doesn't look like a knitting bag!

That's all for now. The kitties are letting me know in no uncertain terms that they are very hungry, and quite possibly near death from starvation. We certainly can't have that, can we??

**Surely there are some other "Monty Python" fans out there who understand, right??

13 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm so glad I foisted that Heather on you - looks snuggly!

Enjoy the bag -- good choice.

Lisa said...

Oh, that bag makes me purr.

teabird said...

That bag makes me want to steal it. (kidding)

sprite said...

I got it!

Pretty bag!

Chris said...

I don't know - I like the Garden Kitty picture, complete with tufty ears!

Channon said...

Teal remains my fave of the Namaste colors. Enjoy!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I remember "The Larch"-

I have been looking for a nice knitting bag, and I really think that one is great. Love the color.

KSD said...

How coy Barnsie looks. . .

The Zuma is top-notch. I think I find a new pocket every time I carry it!

Quilting Mama said...

Congrats on spending the certificate. It thrills me to see that you spent the "found money" on something you would normally purchase. The color choice is no suprise to me either.

I'll make sure to forward this to those of us who appreciated your thank you note.

Lorette said...

Nice bag! I bought one of those in the Eggplant color. It's a very usable bag, both as a knitting bag and as a purse.

Carrie K said...

Excellent use of found money!

Barnsie looks adorable in his cowl.

I cannot believe that the E St Pen has restrictions against hungry lizards. That is shocking. Shocking. ;)

Brigitte said...

Heh, the Larch...

Good choice! Although I'd need about 10 or so to keep all my WIPs organized...

Tracy said...

Juicy, delicious bag, Bridget--LOVE it! That color is gorgeous...and non-leather too--hooray! (I'm a less leather gal too! :o) Wishing you & yours and all the kitties a happy Easter weekend. ((HUGS))