My first Booga Bag was given to its intended recipient yesterday. This was the one knitted in color 88 for my friend Odie. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone more delighted with a gift than she was with her bag. She immediately transferred her purse stuff to it and carried it when we went for coffee (we work in the same building but for different agencies). Based on that experience, I’ve no doubt that she pestered people for the remainder of the day by making them admire her bag.
There’s nothing like giving a friend a warm fuzzy bag to give yourself a warm fuzzy feeling!
Speaking of Warm Fuzzies . . .
Be vewy vewy quiet! We’re hunting puddy-tats!
First, we set the bait:
We have a nibble!
Look! We nabbed us a puddy-tat!
No fear that Princess Lucy would turn her dainty little nose up at her new bed — she loves it. She spent the evening alternating between sleeping in my lap and sleeping in her new bed.
I think she needs one for every room of the house.
L-B asked how the techno-hair handled its third trip through the washer. It didn’t seem to have any ill effects. I think it would work as stripes in a felted bag if you knitted it together with the feltable yarn. I knitted the last five rounds of the bed with the techno-hair held together with the Big Kureyon. It seems to have survived three trips through the washer without any problems, and while I am sure it didn’t felt, being 100% nylon, it smooshed up nicely when the Kureyon felted.
Here it is:
Oh, did I mention that I got the macro lens that I ordered for my new camera? Is that an extreme close-up or what??!!
The lens (for those of you who care) is a CANON EF 50mm F/2.5 Macro Lens 10D F2.5 — and it’s totally fun to play with!
The observant among you will note the addition of a new WIP in my sidebar — a bucket hat, being knitted from the oh-so-fabulous Bonne Marie’s equally fab pattern. I am making a felted version, and knitting it from Colinette Skye wool, which I scored on an eBay auction when I fell off my yarn diet (cough, cough).
The color is “ice.” An extremely light green.
Hmmmm . . .
What else did I do last night?
Oh, right. I finished Fern.
Small projects between now and Christmas. I haven’t wrapped any gifts or done any number of things I ought to be doing, so I’ll work on little things for the next week or so.