I finished my second t-shirt this morning. I won't do the v-neck again. It was really hard. After I'd fought with the fabric and marveled at it's drape, I realized that I had purchased polyester double-knit. It's impossible to wrinkle and I will pack it for NYC. I like this one even better than the first. I would have modeled one of them, but I managed to finish both on a bad-hair day.
I've finished knitting three bags while watching baseball. We finally got tickets today for the Yankees game on the October 18th. We don't have a game time or an opposing team yet, but we will see the Yankees play in Yankee Stadium. I am beyond excited. Our last tickets were refunded when the Yankees became the wild card team. We watched them beat the Twins tonight - I hope it's just a warm up.
And while we watched Yankee ball, I felted bags. They're small which worries me since everyone now seems to carry a modified backpack on their shoulder. I'll have these at the November craft fair and hope someone who doesn't need to carry their office about will find them interesting.
And a friendly reminder - if you've never felted in your washing machine but are so inclined, remember to zip up your project in a pillow case because this the felt that would otherwise go into your washing machine pump. I'm passing on a lesson learned by another.
Our butterfly bush (buddleia davidii) has struggled for the past several years and the late summer left it in twig stage until July. We are thrilled to see it "bush" with the last couple weeks of nice weather and all the rain we've been experiencing. I hope this isn't a one-time bush.
Illustration Friday "Safety"
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