Friday, September 21, 2007

Sweet Cherry Bag

Can you see the cute little cherries on the ribbon? Squee! I hope my pal will enjoy that little touch. The package is ready to ship out tomorrow, save a note and some tissue paper. But let me tell you, CotLin is the only linen of any blended sort for me. Sigh. It slides on through, comparable to any of the " - & dairy product" cottons, and I bet one wash would find it snuggly soft. I see a fitted item for me in this very color, maybe, next spring. Try it for the extra-special cloths you might be giving as gifts, or treat yourself; you deserve it! I am amazed at how it costs less and feels worlds better, but don't take my word for it. Order some and try it for yourself.
In case you missed it the first time, this is Amanda's "Mandy's Candy Bag" pattern. You can also find it on Ravelry.
So, a little accountability check here. Tea swap - ready to ship out tomorrow. Sock it to Me - half way there on the socks, some shopping left to do, and really should ship by next Saturday to arrive before October 5th. Vegan swap - Do thoughts count? I've thought a lot about what to get my friendly pal, and I do have some yarn for her, and it needs to ship before October 15th. SP11 - Package #1 shipped out earlier this week. I already have one item for the final package, and have "commissioned" something for her with one of my truly artistic/crafty friends, to be a Halloween themed package. Should ship before the 15th too. My Felted Bag package has a personal deadline which the pal should be able to guess, but I think I've already told you I'm not talking about that swap here, right? ;)
Whew. Wow. I'm shocked. After Monkey #2, which should be done within the next week, I will have time to cast on for the Knight's birthday (or Christmas if I miss the first deadline) surprise, my felted bag pal's bag, finish my Summer Daze Tofutsies, and begin holiday knitting. The light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train!
Now, to cast on for that #2.

8 comments:

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

I so LOVE the bag! I wanted to let you know that a Pay It Forward group was started by one of my friends tonight on Ravelry in case you wanted to join!

Bubblesknits said...

The bag is precious! The ribbon is a nice touch. :-) Glad to hear you like the CotLin. What size needles did you use for the bag?

Holly said...

The bag is adorable. Oh by the way, I went with the Louets Gem Blue/green Cherry hill.

Virtuous said...

Gurl that is oh so much for me! LOL
Glad you can keep up with it all! :o)

Do you find that you are glad that you started your blog just for swapping!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Wow, lots of swaps! I was overwelmed doing two!

StarSpry said...

Your bag looks great! I love the ribbon. I think your pal will really like it :)

Anne said...

Ooh very cute! i like! And I think the new yarn just below here is gorgeous!

Hey wanna learn to spin? I gotta buncha fiber I could give you :p

vegasangelbrat said...

I lvoe it and you did fantastic!!!
Very cute! Mums the word..lol