Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trip Knitting

The two bags on the left were trip knitting. Because I did so much driving this vacation, I didn't knit nearly as much as I had anticipated. I finished the right bag after we got home. I also knitted a little on a new Sonnet sweater.
Here they are, stuffed with books to make them square and drying in the sun. It was the first day of spring and it was nice have the weather seem spring-like. It didn't last.
If you've missed me saying it before, put the things you want to felt in the washing machine inside a zippered pillow case. This stuff would have gone into the pump. Instead it went into the bags. This lesson wasn't learned by me, but by Sara and I'm a good student.

The left bag is natural colored Icelandic wood, the center is stuff that I found and should have lost, the right back is natural dyed Border Leicester wool. I'm out of yarn now.

Well, except for this and I'm not sure the robin's egg blue of these indigos and the red of chochineal have the potential to work up into anything. I guess I made that gummy-bear colored bag, I suppose I could give this a go. We'll see. I guess it needs to be something.

8 comments:

bspinner said...

I love these these bags!!!!! One of these days I'm going to try to knit one.

Valerie said...

Nice bags! You did get a lot of knitting done on your trip.

Mim said...

Love all your colors!

Leigh said...

Sharon you were quite productive! I love the bags too.

Carolyn said...

Cute bags! Thanks for the reminder on lint-control!

Robin said...

Sharon, love the bags! Is that the Booga Bag pattern??

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

I LOVE these bags and have to say that the one on the far left is my favorite!!!

Laura said...

I'd put all of your "left over's" together - they look great together!! The great thing about natural dyes is that they all go together, always.