I am sharing all that I am ‘making’ through the holidays (and other noteworthy things going on). Fourteen days left, and three hand-made gifts finished, with several more to go. A scarf much like ‘ribbon candy’ in wintergreen and licorice, made from some old yarn I can’t even remember what it is. Here, a quite roomy felted satchel made of stashed tweed wool o’ the Andes, and which has two thick 5-stitch icord straps. The very artful steel cut & welded ‘coat’ hanger my brother made. It is a daffodil bulb, and is mounted right at the doorway.
Now, the Lovers Of Wildlife out there , you absolutely *must* see this ~~~ the pair of ravens which perch often right near our house, these are photos taken from upstairs bedroom window, literally 30 feet away from where I stood in the house (I zoomed in). First you see Mr. Raven lone on a branch surveying his domaine, then his mate busying herself ripping some dead bark off of a dead oak branch, then she flew to him and they cuddled a while while they prattled loudly to each other, it was amazing to see such big handsome birds be so affectionate. (click first image in mosaic to go to slideshow).
They didn’t seem to mind me at all standing there photographing & admiring them. I am so grateful & lucky to live here in these woods with the ravens!
What do I have here ? A knitted & felted satchel of course. (Yes, knit almost entirely while walking.) It is a birthday present for my sister-in-law Patricia. In mere minutes I’m going to drive up to St. Helena to meet at the Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company, where we will have our cafe latte’s and I will give it to her. Afterward we always hit our favorite thrift shop ’round the corner. Actually, this satchel is completely reversible.
Happy Birthday Patricia !
I have been walking. I have been knitting while walking. A lot ! Lately, when I don’t have anything really going on, there’s always at least a knit-in-the-round project of a bag hanging on the hook as I go out the door, to sling over my shoulders, pick up the rounds, and go. Lately I’ve made knitting bags . . .
The yarn for this one was from my own handspun which was spun from Hazel’s wool and will be given to someone who requested a knitted lunch bag for Christmas !
I’ve been knitting while hiking a lot, as you know, and been producing many of these satchels. They felt up well. Nearly too well in fact. These are two of about five I’ve made in the last couple of months ~ since I’ve gone manic with the knit-walking, you know, I’ve needed them to hold yarns , often two , one slung over each shoulder.
I’ve posted all the bags & satchels on my projects page in Ravelry HERE
Well that’s my post for the day,
back to work making more Things Knitted !