Over the weekend it was too cold to work outside and to avoid inside work because I had some cute fabrics I wanted to use, I did a bit of sewing. I saw this cute project tote on Yarnmonster's blog and had just enough fabric to try it out.
I've been wanting to cast on for a sizable knitting project, but can't quite seem to settle on a pattern, so dishcloths have become my back up therapy. I have a fondness for dishcloths and whenever I'm in between projects these little babies fill the gap for my idle hands.
This little bag is perfect for holding my cotton yarn, my needles, tape measure, scissors and chocolate. Now my dishcloths in progress have a totable, practical home.
You can whip one of these up with a mere two fat quarters of fabric. Jessica's tutorial is easy to follow and satisfyingly quick. The only modification I made was to add eyelets for my cord to pull through.
These little bags would be great for holding socks, hats, mittens or hand sewing in progress (whatever your addiction might be!) And since we're full swing into baseball season, now I can grab my bag and head for the ballpark!
And in the midst of my weekend sewing, I received my napkins from Elaine! She made these out of special indigo fabric her mother sent her from Japan...aren't they gorgeous? And check out the mitered corners she did...fabulous. (Thanks Elaine...I love them and they've already been put to use!)
I hope your weekend was full of good things even if you were in avoidance mode like me...and since I'm on the prowl for a new project let me know what projects you have going on right now? (I might be wanting to avoid more indoor jobs....)