All week long I've been dragging my Rick Rack Bag around with me as I am trying to finish it for Mother's Day. I'm doing the larger bag, but in the same colorway as the small one shown on Knit Picks website. I know, really creative. I'll just buy the outfit on the mannequin. I am really enjoying the bag though. The bottom "tuck" for stability is done really well and does seem to add a lot of stability to the bag even before felting. I am going to thread dark blue ribbon on the bag and add some glass beads to the end of the ribbon. This will be a gift for my mother-in-law. I'm hoping she'll like it.
I am doing the handles right now and hoping to finish it tonight. I'll have a lot better chance at finishing if the double-header scheduled for tonight is rained out. Chances are good that it will be. Here's hoping.
In other news, I'm going to Shepherd's Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival. I didn't find out about it in time to get into any classes that interested me, but I'm going to check out the market and get to meet Chris! We've been reading each other's blogs, e-mailing, etc. since my TCOTF contest so I'm pretty excited about finally meeting a fellow knit blogger. I am thinking that the market may be a good place to find special, home grown wool for my SP8 secret pal and my One Skein secret pal.
I've never participated in this Secret Pal stuff before, but now I've jumped in with both feet and am in two right now. Yesterday my one of my secret pals sent me an e-card. Everyone uses anonymous e-mail addresses and such, but it is really tempting to try to figure out who they are. The knitters I am Secret Pal-ing are both out east and I doubt that they have found lil' ole me out here in blogland. It would be pretty cool if my secret pals turned out to be bloggers I read on a regular basis, perhaps mine think the same. Is all this secret knitting confusing or what? I think that's what is causing me to channel my inner Nancy Drew. I will repress her though and not investigate who my SPs could be.
Speaking of Nancy Drew here is a meme for you. Probably already done, but I haven't had an original thought all week. What were 5 books you loved at ages 10-14?
- any Nancy Drew
- the Betsy, Tacey, and Tib books by Maud Hart Lovelace. The ones where they go to high school, not when they were little kids.
- "Gone With The Wind"
- any biography of women who were pioneers in their field. Elizabeth Blackwell, Madame Curie, Susan B. Anthony, bring 'em on!
- anything by Judy Blume. But I wasn't allowed to read "Forever" because it was about sex. (I snuck it in though, don't tell my mother)(at the end of the story when she gets together with him again and is so proud to show him she could come too, I had no idea what the hell they were talking about at 14. I'm Catholic you know)
So, tag you're it, what books formed your adolescence?