Can you believe it – only 13 days for you Christmas folks. Most people celebrating Hanukah hit their deadline last week. Not that anyone doesn’t appreciate a gift no matter when it arrives….
Today lets talk about the stuff made from cloth.
There is a Secret Keeper in sheep that is quite cute
And of course there are the ever popular… Bags. Much of what I found was on Etsy because I was looking for something unique but there are a few that are pretty darn cool that were main stream finds.
Sail Bags Made from Sails, you know, from ships.
Robot Pouch – He’s just cute.
The Purl Pod
Petal Scrunchie Bag
Fitter Knitter Bags
And there’s The Baggler to carry it all. Miss Sheepish Annie herself recommends these and they’re made here in Maine. Think of how many bags you can carry at the next sheep and wool festival.
If you want to make your own cutie stuff with cloth or you know someone you can wrap up cloth and call it a gift (raises hand)…
Cutie pie sheep, Some realistic Sheep and some with their Sheep dogs. If you want to get away from sheep, there are Knitting words. And then there is this stuff HERE I might have a couple yards of it in each color.
And so it’s not all just about gifts – I have finished some spinning.
Glaciers wool blend that I got from Amy at Electric Sheep. I spun it as a thick and thin that came out about 300 yards for 8 ounces. The bummer though is that I spun it on the Schacht Matchless and it’s in 4 hanks. If I had chosen to spin on the Louet, it would have been in 2 hanks. I really was disappointed to find the Matchless didn’t hold more yarn.
I finished the spinning for my shawl too:
The multi colored stuff is from Hello Yarn’s Fiber club – it’s 4 ounces of Baked Alaska in Romney. The other stuff is 10 ounces that I dyed to match. All together I have almost 2000 yards. I’m shooting for a giant shawl with this one. Adrian had dyed more so I have another 8 ounces of Baked Alaska coming. I don’t think I’ll need it all for this project but I like this colorway so I’ll surely find a good use for it. Maybe I’ll make matching hats and mittens then I could be all matchy.
Yesterday Margene blogged about her winter outfit. I often dress in a similar fashion. At night I don the big pea coat but days I often wear more comfy outfits so I can shovel or hustle kids along. Except I don’t think I pull it off as well as Margene. I have not got a spot of wintery clothing that matches. I think after my holiday knitting is done, I’ll be making a more matchy set of hat and mittens at least.