Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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Good morning! Today I am planning to start my Amy Butler bag, although I will only be washing the wonderful fabrics today that Corrie ordered for me. I need to buy some other things to help complete the bag first. I love the colors of the fabrics too, but I cant remember exactly what they are called. Silly me. The one on the left is the lining and the one on the right is the outer fabric. I hope I can do a good job of it, as I would not want to stuff it up. I have seen some wonderful bags made from this pattern so I hope mine can turn out just as great too. Next up, knitting content. I did start another jacket for my cousins' grandson, but I didnt like it, so I started this hooded guernsey from Simple Family Knits by Debbie Bliss. The pattterns are all so nice in this book, and this is the second one I have started from it. I will show and tell the other one when I have worked on it some more. This is what I accomplished yesterday afternoon, so it wasnt too bad for a few hours. I will need to knit some more on it today, after I have finished trying to find my resume. Yes, back to work for me as Paul and I really need the money (and me saying that after showing you that fabric too), so hopefully I can find something part time. I dont think I will go back to being a legal secretary though, so I hope I can find something in the afternoon after school hours, or between school hours. I know I am pushing my luck but I can only try cant I. Well that is it for now as my dad is about to pop around with a cabinet he put together for Lachlan's room, and now I can put it in there as on the weekend I actually changed around both of the kid's rooms so now they have more space and it looks much roomier too. Let's hope that they can both keep their rooms a lot tidier now. Happy knitting, and I really appreciated all those wonderful comments on the little sweater I knit too. Thank you so much!!



17 comments:

Renee said...

I love that green colour you chose. Can't wait to see it when it is all done.

PlumStitches said...

Can't wait to see the Amy Butler bag - those fabrics are great. Good luck with the job search!

Brynne said...

Good luck finding a job! Those Belle fabrics are wonderful together, too.

pamela wynne said...

Amy Butler Belle? Kelly green yarn? It's like this post was scientifically calculated to please me. Good luck with the job search!

amanda j said...

Gorgeous green! That will be one lovely jumper.

Good luck with the bag - keep us posted.

Siow Chin said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! I just must resist the temptation!

Kate said...

Good luck with the bag - can't wait to see it!

Corrie said...

looks good! so glad you received it! and can't wait to see it all done! I love her patterns as they are so step by step you can't go wrong!

love the jumper in green too!

Corrie:)

Daisy said...

Good luck with the job hunt! Your fabric looks wonderful!

Susan said...

Looking forward to seeing your bag. Amy Butler fabric is so so nice. As is the colour of the sweater. I have that book too. It's fab. I've knitted the rib sweater for a friend's little boy. Good luck with the job hunting too.

Noeysmommy said...

What a prolific knitter you are! I can't believe how many projects you've completed this year!
I've been wanting to sew up an Amy Butler bag too. Can't decide which bag and which fabric!
Good luck with the job hunting. Maybe a school? So you can work the same hours that the kids are in school?

sandra said...

Both sewing and knitting projects are great! Can't wait to that bag!!!!!!!

diana said...

Nice fabrics for the bag. It will be gorgeous!

ferg said...

You are so good with children and very good with IT, why dont you try for an "after school care program" with a local school or local education authority. You could offer simple crafts or even computer or key-boarding skills. So many of us are out here typing away with a couple of fingers and wish that someone had taught us earlier.
Green again!!!
Love it and you , Gillian

Sue H said...

I am sure your bag will turn out wonderfully, just like everything else you do. Don't think negative thoughts.

jessica said...

Love those fabrics! can't wait to see the bag! I hope you find something you like to do, its always nice to like your work:)

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Lauri said...

I want to see the finished bag! (I'm just such a fabric whore...I love to see what people do with it! lol!)