There's a Russell in my laundry basket!
Seriously, I thought only cats slept in laundry baskets?!? But after Mickey discovered how comfy it was, he curled up and went to sleep...only to be squeezed out later when his brother came to investigate this new and soft Russell perch. What can I say, Russells are weird!
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M KNITTING!!! Yes, I cast on last night for the Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm using Zara Merino in the most lovely burnt orange-red and the beauty of a super-easy stockinette sweater knit in the round is that I can work on it without looking at it! I can knit knit knit in endless circles while reading, watching a movie, or catching up on blogs! Right now it just looks like, well, a ring of orange so you'll have to wait until it looks a little more like something interesting before I post pics.
And finally, there's a new Julip Bag in town:
This is the Susan Bag, named after the grand prize winner (who also happens to own Hide and Sheep in Mt. Morris, MI) of the Golden Ticket Jubilee contest back in August.
This is a more luxe Julip Bag…the exteriors are raw silk or dupioni silk and faux linen (which was sturdier than the real linen!), the base is interfaced allowing the bag to stand on its own. The interior is a bright heavy-weight print carefully chosen to provide a cheerful contrast to the more subdued exterior and includes a pocket for notions, the matching drawstring can be used as a handle. The Susan can be carried as an ooh-la-la knitting bag or a purse!
The first of these bags will be available in the shop tomorrow, I’ll post over on the Rav group and via Twitter and Facebook when they’re up!