Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Loose Ends

We're leaving on vacation early Friday morning and I'm desper-
ately trying to tie up loose ends. Here are the last six hats that I've finished for this season and I need to get them in the mail to the Brewery Arts Center. I liked Amy's suggestion about using some artistic license when naming my projects, so I've decided to start with this batch.

Beginning with the pink hat on the right and going clockwise, I named my hats: Raspberry Pie with Cherries, Wild Iris in Spring, Clouds at Dusk, Red Sky at Night, Spongy Earth and New Grass, and House Finch Songbird. I'll get better with practice. Suggestions are welcome.

I had finished one more more bag, but the other day when I went to put the ties on, realized that it wasn't felted enough and so gave it another run through the washer. I finished it today. Twice I've been asked if I have anything in browns. I don't know what is meant by "browns," but this is very brown. I spun the yarn from Icelandic roving that I've had hanging around for years. Brown Bag - brown .

One of the wonderful things about these bags is that I get to dig into my oh-so-deep, deep stash. Did I mention that my fiber stash is deep?


This is why the bottom of my bags are square. I stuff them with books while they are drying, in case you missed an earlier blog on my maniac method of shaping my bags. These books are deaccessioned library books so I don't have to feel guilty about producing damage. I realize that it apears that I have had a flurry of finished projects - not so. I've been working on them for quite a while and am now tieing up the loose ends.

I'm facing the crisis at hand - what to take for trip knitting. I have enough for two bags but given the driving we'll be doing, that won't be enough. Oh what to do. What to do?

12 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Sounds like it's time to start a sweater! Oh, and for the brown bag, how about "Ice Cream Sundae"?

Wool Enough said...

Now, those are some seriously creative names! I love the brown bag, makes me think of Rocky Road ice cream. Ooooh, I'm getting hungry.

vlb5757 said...

I really love the bags. I like the brown bag. The names for your hats are very creative! Have you ever thought about naming foods on a menu? Enjoy your vacation and buy some yarn to show us!

Life Looms Large said...

Love the hat names and the bags!!!

Hope you have a great vacation!! Do we know where you're going? Have fun!!

And shopping for a new yarn project might be just the ticket for the car-knitting project!

Sue

Mim said...

I love your names you picked for your bags. You don't need help. The colors are awesome. Have a nice trip, you know what I'll be doing.

Purple Fuzzy Mittens said...

If you were a slow knitter like me you could carry your trip knitting in your purse. ;-) Have a great trip!!

bspinner said...

I like the names of your hats. Very imaginative!!! Brown and white bag is very classy.
Have fun on your vacation.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Awesome bags and hats, Sharon! Have fun on vacation... why dont you take a spindle with you?

MiniKat said...

Love the Iris hat and still love the purple and blue bag.

Hope you have a nice trip.

Birdsong said...

Don't you just love a flurry of finishing?! I love the names and think you will have even more fun with this as you work on new projects. Have a great vacation - hope it is somewhere dry:)

Robin said...

I think the names are great. I want to make one of those bags. Have a great vacation!!

Minya said...

The brown bag should be named something cow related.