Today my feet are tucked inside the below socks… cozy and warm and just in time for the return of the chilly weather! These socks are from Kate Atherley’s Twitter KAL and they were so fun to knit. There were different techniques for the heels and toes, and I truly love the fit. I have another skein of the sock yarn (in a lovely Christmas-y red…) so I think I will make another pair to gift!
There was a bit of sewing completed! It took me the better part of two days, but I do indeed have a finished bag and I love it! I used a remnant of heavy weight linen I had purchased years ago, and as you can see, I did not have enough for all the parts, but I like the front pocket being different. I also did not have any twill tape, but I did have a piece of bias tape left from another project. I added an extra interior pocket from the heavy weight linen to put a scissors, and just like that it is done and I have filled it with a project! The instructions were clear, well written, and all in all it was easy to make! Which has given me confidence to attempt the patchwork bag from the latest issue of Making.
The other making I will be doing today is to make a pie for our humble little Thanksgiving at home.
The reading has really slowed down, which is not a bad thing… it means I am sleeping well! However, I did finish a lovely little book of poetry. Yes it was small (only 80 pages long) but it was full of such beautiful poems!
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The room was as I left it. There was the bed in the corner. There was the table under the window. There was the light battering itself against the window until I raised the blinds at which point it was redistributed as flickering among the shade trees
This little book was full of such incredible poems. Poems to linger over. Poems to ponder. Poems to hold on to.
I highly recommend!
And that, dear friends, is all I have for this week! I will be back next week Tuesday to join Honoré with my little word update! If you are celebrating Thanksgiving… I wish you one that fills you in unexpected ways.
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Your socks! Your bag! That tiny peek of Daily Prayer! What a lovely post. And I love how you were able to finish your bag with what you had at home… nice work!
I hope you have a delicious Thanksgiving, Kat. Enjoy!
Congratulations on your wonderful week of finishes! Those socks do look very warm and cozy and I’m glad that the bag is fulfilling its destiny so quickly. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving together with lots of gratitude and good food.
Your bag and your socks look wonderful – congratulations on two fine finishes!! Happy Thanksgiving!
You do lovely work! The bag and the socks are so nicely made.
Those are great socks, Kat. And your new bag is charming! Happy Thanksgiving.
What pretty FOs!! and I think I spy Padraig O’Tuama in the pocket?! what a lovely companion to that beautiful knitting!
Love the bag and the socks! Is there anything happier than putting a brand-new pair of socks on and getting cozy feet?
It’s just the two of us this year. lovely socks and I bet your feet feel the LOVE 🙂
us, too..just the two of us, so I’ve got that pie on my list today! Love those socks!!! We’re having a crazy spike in temps…mid 60s, but snow is predicted later in the week. I’m tired of crazy weather!!!
That bag is amazing….and I’ve been drooling over the bag in Making. Can’t wait to see your version. I might get desperate this winter and drag out the sewing maching, but my skills are poor at best.
Go Steelers!!! (Counting on seeing them tomorrow night…the network powers that be seem to think we want to watch the Titans. Go figure!)
I love your new bag!! I am itching to sew something other than cushions & pillows! 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving, Kat!
Fabulous bag! I love the heavy linen, and especially that perfectly-sized side pocket. Wishes to you for a cozy Thanksgiving…and a yummy pie 🙂
What a great bag. I love that you were able to “make do” with what you had on hand. Well done. I don’t think one can have too many bags. The socks look great. Nothing like a fresh pair of hand knit socks.
Good work of knitting bag. I like.