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An Update in Numbers


... inches knit on Hourglass - 15 I'm up to the armpits. Ahh, what a lovely place to be.

... movies watched this weekend - 3 (Blood Diamond, Stranger than Fiction, Casino Royal) I recommend all, particularly the first two. And I don't always watch this many movies in a weekend. I usually watch really bad reality TV instead.

... Golden Retrievers Miles got to run around with on Saturday - 6 (!)

And yes, two (males) are um, humping. I swear I didn't choose this picture to be creepy or "funny" - that dog was on top of the other dog in every single picture! (The other dog barely noticed - he just went about his business as usual...) Anyway, dominance issues abound when you put 7 dogs together!
... Treats baked by moi - 1. This is the main ingredient.

Can you guess what I made?

... longtime FO's I'm finally coming clean about - 1 ....
The Counterpane Pouch
Oops. I casually mentioned this project awhile back, it was made for a good friend whose birthday was back in January. She reads the blog (one of my few friends who even know it exists), so I kept it a secret. I finished the knitting on time, but lagged on the finishing. Another two weeks went by before I finally made it to the post office (which is two blocks from my house.) She received it in um, March. Yeah, oops. Sorry, Sly! Isn't it more fun to get b-day presents when you're least expecting them?

Every piece of this project is recycled or taken from the stash. The yarn is leftovers from my
Prairie Tunic and the lining an old (but barely worn) shirt. I even tied up the finished pouch with ribbons from the shirt. I love when everything falls into place.

Pattern. Counterpane Pouch
Source. Handknit Holidays
Yarn. Jaeger Sienna 4-ply in lilac
Needles. US3 Addis
Time Knitted. ? early January to mid-February
Mods. Subbed yarn, added an extra pattern repeat.

Comments. A fun project. The counterpane pattern really pops and is a perfect style for a pouch or bag. I enjoyed watching it come alive. I do wish I made the pouch a bit taller, so it could double as a pouch or purse. It could probably be an evening bag, but would be awkward if you carry a lot of junk around. My friend isn't one of those types, so I think it will work for her. The oblong shape adds some aesthetic interest and is probably more comfortable to wear tucked under your arm than if it were more squarish.

The lining as a shirt:

And just for fun, here's a crazy action shot of Miles from Saturday. Look at his ears!

Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend!


Lisa said…
beautiful bag! :) I have that book, but haven't ever made anything out of it. I'll be going home tonight to flip through it again. :) Great action shot of Miles, and of course I love the picture of all the goldens. :)
Stacey said…
Dogs are so entertaining when put in a large group.... :)

The bag is beautiful! Love the Miles action shot!
All of your projects look (and sound) excellent! Yay, for the hourglass progress! Screw Demi, you don't need her anyway.
lobstah said…
I love that pouch pattern. I actually bought that book but ended up returning it 'cause there were only a couple patterns I thought I would make. Oh well, I'll just enjoy it vicariously ;p
KnittyLynn said…
Love the bag!

Would also love to add you to the Rockin Sock Club Ring. :) You just need to add the Ring HTML.
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