Hoo-Boy! I overslept this a.m. by quite a bit. I have not used an alarm clock since the Pandemic and usually I am awake by 5:30...sometimes 6 and more lately even 6:30. All of which is fine since I'm working from home. But this morning? I never woke up till 7:30. And Thursdays are my big financial reports day. So a bit of a scrambling this a.m., but I managed to finish up all the reports before Noon. It was a busy morning with other stuff as well (work-related) and the afternoon is a little nuts.
But, I wanted to post some pictures of the Finished French Market Bag! (French Market Bag) First up, stuffed with plastic bags (to somewhat shape it) and drying in the breeze on the clothesline.
It's a bit more shallow than I anticipated. I actually knit it 4" longer than the pattern suggests. Next time (and there will be another time!!) I will knit it even longer and I may shorten up the width a bit. Here's a picture from last night - sitting on the kitchen table.
I love the color (Thistle is the colorway and the yarn is Patagonia Organic Merino). It felted up in no time. I have a skein and a bit left over. I think the next one I make will be two colors (at least). I have a bunch more 100% wool in my stash that will felt well. It was a bit of a slog at times (round and round and round you go), but it is the perfect knit when you don't want to (or can't) think. This particular bag should work well to cart around a sock project.
Speaking of which, I need to get working on the socks for Peggy! Maybe a bit later today. Not sure about tonight - Colin will be over as usual for dinner and it looks like a beautiful day to have a fire after dinner. Dinner is the brisket and pinto bean dish I blogged about a week ago. It smells great so far, but the beans are still tough - hopefully they will soften up by dinner time.
Inbetween emails from work I plan to catch up on some blogs. Hope everyone is having a great day!