It has been a little while since I wrote a post for my blog. I finally went on vacation and had a chance to catch on a few things and read some blogs, but I have not commented. However, I am still reading Adrienne’s, Erica’s, Trini,’s and at least another 50 between knitting, sewing, and politics. The radio station finally moved everyone into the new location, we are now a part of Soho neighborhood in New York City. I have to say that the neighborhood is a little pricey to say the least. I walked into a shoe store that was having a buy one pair get another pair free sale, and the pair of shoes I picked up were priced at $585.00 (ouch). Well, one could look at from this perspective of getting two pairs of shoes for that price, but I couldn’t justify it unless I did not pay rent and that is not happening.
There are couple of knitting shops in the new neighborhood called Purl Soho and Point Knitting Cafe. Purl Soho has a fabric store a few buildings up from the knitting store. I purchased some fabrics after deciding to make a book cover and a knitting needles holder (my needles are all over the place). I brought less than a yard of three different fabrics. A couple of weeks prior to that, I purchase a skein of yarn Misti Chunky Baby Alpaca to make a scarf. It turned a very nice and the instructions are posted on the website http://www.mistialpaca.com if want to make a scarf in a few hours and only want to use one skein of yarn.
I managed to do the book cover project and complete my scarf during my week off from work. I had not use my sewing machine in a while, it was a little dusty. My book cover came out nicely and I am satisfied with the results. The bow on the front was an accident. I originally cut the ribbon out for a bookmark, but cut too short and turned into a bow to pin in the front. However, it was good to get a couple of projects completed, and I just need to pick up some fusible fleece to do my knitting needles holder along with buying some ribbon. I also want to make a knitting bag and probably will return to Purl Soho for some more fabric. I am seeing another project from the leftover fabric such as an eyeglass case for around the house.
My sister-in-law wants to me to teach her how to knit because she is a bored as she is in the hospital for blood clots and will need to come home to recoup, so she is going to need something to do. I will teach on my next vacation in a few weeks. It’s has been quite a week starting with my glasses falling off my face and the wind carrying them onto the subway train track with the train rolling over them. Well, I was over due for a visit the eye doctor anyway. I have second a pair of glasses and continue reading the book in which I made the cover. It’s a biography about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the anti-lynching crusader. I have not finished reading yet as it is about 800 pages, but it’s a great read for the summer during my commute and learn about a historical figure to boot.
I have been interested in crafting and sewing some tote bags and pondering the project from the spring issue of Craft Stylish, the vinyl bag, and a new project from Clover “Trace n Create Bag Templates” with Nancy Zieman. Two templates that creates 12 different types of bags. I am going to get the city bag template and sew a bag from that. I want to make bags that are easy and stylish at the same time, and for $20.00 you have the option of making six different bags.
Well that’s all I have for know, and if you are interested in the products and shops I mentioned here are the websites:
http://www.thepointnyc.com (Unfortunately, it does not sale yarns online but they have a blog)
Have a good one!