Friday, April 18, 2008

I Finally Finished Something!

I feel like I haven't finished anything in ages. I knit (not as much as I normally would) and still I don't get anywhere. I have managed to get my socks knitted to the same point. Now I just need about 2 more inches on each one and then I can do my toe decreases.

I finished this dishcloth. It was our first stitch KAL in the group and it turned out so pretty. Shirl designed this cloth and has at least 5 more almost ready for future KALs. I've seen next month's and it is just as nice. I can't wait to knit it up too!

I finished my Everlasting Bagstopper today! I changed the handles to garter stitch rather than sewing on some ribbon. The ribbon is really pretty but since this is intended for carrying wet stuff back and forth to the pool....I thought it would be better to leave off the ribbon. It would probably just get messed up anyway. This way I can throw the bag into the washer with the suits and towels.

This is the bag with a bottle of Tide laundry detergent inside. This thing will stretch soooo much! And it was tough enough to hold that heavy bottle. The bag knit up pretty fast but the handles seemed to take forever. I'm not sure if I'll do the handles the same way next time...we'll see. I only need to make 4 more regular size....1 a bit smaller and then 1 kid size for the little nephew man. I don't think his dad will want one but if he does...what's one more, right? lol I just have to get the colors that everyone wants so there's no fighting over which one belongs to who.

Heading off to stash dive....think I have some bright colors in there somewhere to use for Ms Thang's bag. Who knows WHAT I might find in there. lol

Hugs!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

Boo Hoo........the pictures did ot show up.....I wish I could say the same obout having something DONE....I have not even picked up a hook or needle in 2 days.....Been getting things done in the house and enjoying the summer like weather. I had to dig in the totes yesterday to find the kids some summer clothes, thank God, there was actually some in there...otherwise The poor kiddos would have been sweltering in the near 80 heat....and I actually put shorts on today....
Have fun with the bags...
Big Hugs ..........

amy-lynne......... said...

dont forget mine...lol....turned out great!!! YGG... as far as stash diving.... make a looooooong i-cord so we can find you ... i have seen your stash...lol.... i was with you when you bought most of it so I KNOW!!! LOL...

Cat said...

I love the cloth!! Hey gfriend, did I miss something?? What KAL?? Is it the Monthly Dishcloth KAL?? I'm sooo behind WAHAHAHAHA.
I love the bag, and it holds the Tide WOW!!!!

Hugs!!!
P.S. Got my machine :-)

Tea said...

I do like that cloth!! I've not started it, yet, but I've already got my copy of the pattern. It's a fabulous offset design.

Well, that's the cutest bag!!! I have to make one now, don't you know!!Thanks again for the link!

Not been knitting much, eh? Looks like quite a bit to me. :)

hakucho said...

I love the new cloth. I didn't join your new group because I knew I can't handle all the emails and keep up with the knit-a-longs, but now I wished I did....can I join, just to lurk when I have tine and still have access to the patterns?...or would that be too rude??

Christy said...

Busy, busy hands! I am so totally jealous!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate all those kind and funny comments of yours!

knittingpanda said...

Cute bag!

Carol said...

Great cloth!!! I have to knit it... as so as I get my mojo back

Mary Ann said...

Oh the cloth turned out beautiful! I'm still workning on mine and I'm doing it in a varigated yarn. Now I'm wishing I'd used all one color. Guess I'll have to make another one!

You're bag is great too! I just made a crocheted market bag from a Lion Brand pattern. Now my two daughters both want one. There's just not enough time in a day to do all my projects!

Thank you for the comment on my blog! I am a blessed person.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

The bag is so cute and what a pretty dishcloth!!

kadezmom said...

Mel, that bag is incredible. I should put it on my list, but we all know it's just going to happen one of these days. I love the idea of leaving the ribbon out and just throwing the bag in with the suits and towels.

That cloth is awesome. I can't wait to find some time to do it. Maybe I should make the time. Heck, I should do a lot of things. It'll be interesting to see what ends up getting done in reality!

Have a fantastic start to the week.