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Tuesday, December 4, 2007


knitting in the wild…

And, but of course, we live in the Urban Jungle, where a *blind* isn’t in a tree watching wildlife, but perhaps, cooling our jets curbside waiting for traffic to clear before we can continue the hunt.

I have a new purse! It is Big. I can stuff it full of yarn and needles.

It’s slouchy, slouchy pewter metallic with a braided handle and side topstitching.

I love it!

I’ve been wanting a metallic bag for a while and when I spied this glorious pleather roaming free in the shopping valley that is Target I pounced.

You can see in the picture above it is lighter and shinier than what’s on line, but still more subtle than some of the gold and silver ones I’ve seen, which blind me with their uberBling! although this one is pretty cool because it L@@ks like an EARRING!

Now that I have a suitable carry-all, I can carry on with my December mission: Find and Fix the Knits. I’ve been cleaning like crazy for the hoidays and washing and fussing with all the hats and sweaters and clothes. Lots of stuff is gone out the door.

Some stuff has jumped back on the needles.

Ever since I discovered how to Add-a-Cuff in November, I have been fearlessly picking up stitches wherever I can.

One of my favorite hats has become larger over time (or, am I a legend in my own mind and my head has become smaller? don’t start) anyways, it is constantly falling in my eyes. I don’t remember it doing that when it was new…

So, rummaging through the remnants, I actually found the original leftover yarn from this project: red Lamb’s Pride (3 cheers for PackRats everywhere!).

While on the #66 bus, I picked up stitches in a 1-to-1 ratio along the bottom of the hat and have started to knit a garter stitch band…


Strike up the BAND at the USPS!


Our new holiday stamps are out and many of you have already seen them

8 responses to “Tuesday, December 4, 2007”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Great Bag! I always look when I go to Target, but never take the plunge. Not sure why. I hadn’t seen those stamps, but will have to get them for our cards this year!

  2. Seanna Lea says:

    Ooh, I could go to Portland! I used to live pretty close to there.

  3. Tracey says:

    OK, sometimes reading this blog makes me feel old because I remember that hat and the red heart. Fisherman’s Rib right?

  4. Kate G says:

    Stamps! Where have I been? I can always count on you, Bonne Marie, to current-ti-fy me culturally. If only the knit-ins were coming to Shaky City.

  5. Jennifer says:

    That is such a cute metallic purse!

  6. Lindsay says:

    I’ve heard about the post office Knit-Ins because our local postal carrier told me about it. There is one scheduled in Glen Ellyn on Fri, Dec 14th at the post office in town. It’s a block from the train. I think that’s easier to get to than Belvidere…hope to see you!

  7. Kay says:

    Had seen that very same bag, in great pewter color!! I actually “wore” the bag while shopping, a test drive if I may. I didn’t like the slippery handle always sliding off my shoulder!!

    Bonnie, I am making you a fab spring fling bag, look for it in the next couple of months!!

  8. tllgrrl aka gwen says:

    “Knit one. Mail, too.”
    Love it!
    I stopped sending holiday cards 10 years ago because my list had gotten up to over 100.
    Maybe I’ll send a few cards this year (just so I can have an excuse to get these groovy stamps)!

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