The last few people that I've taught to knit or sew have called the yarn and the thread "string". Drove me nuts. I haven't been posting lately because I haven't had any knitting to show. It is a knitting blog after all. I don't know what it is. I went through this once before and it lasted about two years. I have been sewing like crazy though. Then yesterday I was thinking (I know. Scary.) in the end isn't all just string? Then I started thinking again (must be something in the coffee). I think most knitters like anything made of fiber. I know I do. And besides... It's my blog and I'll sew if I want to. Just think of the thread as really thin yarn.
So until I get that knitting feeling back.... Here's what I did yesterday:
I made a crayon bag for a three-year old's birthday. The inside is lined with the bandanna fabric. I saw a pattern for the bag at Connecting Threads but didn't have time to wait (the party is today) so I winged it. Pretty easy. Here's the pattern link at Connecting Threads.
His dad works in Dan's office and they are moving back to the States this week. I thought it'd be perfect for the plane. A Tonka Truck wouldn't have been good since they are all packed out and ready to fly. If I didn't think Preston would get upset when I walked back out with it, I'd bring one in as a joke.
I did another happy little girl bag and accessories for Pam's daughter (Amy Butler's In Town Bag):
Her birthday party is tomorrow and I can not wait for her to see it. It's very similar to the one I made before. Madison, the five-year old that I made the last one for saw this one and was not happy about it. I assured her they were a little different and she seemed okay with that. The little zippered bag and tissue case were made with scraps so that I didn't have to cut into a new fat quarter. The zipper bag is lined with the white flowered fabric on the sides of the purse and the tissue pouch is lined with the orange lining in the purse. Usually a little of the tissue pouch lining shows up on the opening edges but the piece of fabric was a hair too short. I used a pattern for the zippered pouch from this book:
Pam and I are doing Thanksgiving Dinner for the kids tonight. On Wednesday we are all headed to Garmisch for the Holiday Weekend. Another family that we were stationed with here in Germany before are meeting us down there. Can't wait. I hope there's snow on the mountains because, not that I'm complaining, it's been REALLY warm here for this time of year. I planted bulbs in baskets to give out in February... I think I'll be giving them out for Christmas instead.
So Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Here's my recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole. It's always a favorite and really low in fat (not).