Thursday, April 13, 2006

knitting ants

i'm making some good progress on my chic knit's chickami. a friend told me it look liked i was knitting a bunch of bugs ... cool! i'm on ball #3 of my yarn, and according to the pattern, i should be able to knit the cami with just 4 balls. that got me thinking ... i could knit another one with just two balls of bamboo.

and for the non-knitty ...

vogue 7862

i have some sewing projects on the horizon ... a shoulderbag (pictured) and a denim wrap skirt. i buy most of my fabrics at mary jo's in gastonia, n.c. if you've never been there, it is worth the drive. it's huge and the prices are low. mary jo (yes, she's a real person) buys in such bulk that she can pass a significant savings to her customers. i have seen wonderful cottons for $5/yd that are sold for $9+ in most quilt shops.


Lolly said...

Wow! Such an amazing texture to that great ChicKami! I bet that will be a forefront on BonneMarie's gallery when you finish! ;) That is a great yarn!

This Mary Jo's shop sounds wonderful! I need to get down there... after this summer, BOTH of my sisters will be living in NC, so it will be a destination for some family visits, no doubt! ;)

Dipsy D. said...

Gosh, that top is getting along amazingly fine, and I'm still totally stunned by that gorgeous yarn - but you sure gave me the ultra shock with the bugs and ants, looking at the pic at first I was about to run away screaming! Argh! :))

Wendy said...

I did that same top in Cascade Fixation, and three years later, I still wear it. It's a great pattern!