That title is probably misleading...there haven't been many 'happenings' this week around here. Seems I have been stricken with the crud. Sore throat, headache and so very tired tired tired. Which might explain the tiredness and fatigue that started late last week! Anyhooo...I have been holed up at home for the past two days....not feeling worth a crap and being ticked that I'm wasting days at home doing nothing but napping. I hate that! But I suppose...rest is best.
I have started a new pair of socks this past weekend and in to the week. Quite the change from my first pair, where I was using size 4 dpns and worsted weight wool...that seems like a cake walk compared to what I'm using for my second pair! Actual sock yarn and size 2 dpns
I feel like I'm working with toothpicks and string! I have pulled out this sock start I believe a total of 4 times and restarted and I think I am over the hump and it's starting to take shape.
I'm using some Berroco sock yarn that I picked up on my recent visit to Omaha. We (me, my blogless friend, Kimm, and Paulette ) enjoyed visiting String of Purls in Omaha and we were mesmerized and inspired by projects and yarns they had! I picked up this pattern...
This is some bag! They had the actual original bag there in the shop...it's huge..like Mary Poppins huge..my kinda bag! But off-white...eh...maybe not. I decided that when I do tackle this....I would like it in blues...to go with jeans! Wouldn't that be cool? I have since done a little yarn stash enhancement...and these are the yarns I have selected for the bag!
What do you think? I may need to add a few more in...as the pattern calls for 10 different yarns! EEEK! I am hoping to get by with less if they're bulkier. I've got them all sitting in a basket down in the 'studio' along with a couple new pair of Lantern Moon needles....it's taunting me! I need to be on the lookout for a fabulous funky button like is on the original too! But first....the sock.....after I take another nap.