Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Jordana Paige and Socks

2 posts in one day! Allison asked what I thought of my Jordana Paige bag, so I thought I'd take some pictures and review it a little.

I've only used it a couple of times, because my main WIPs now have been socks or little projects. The front pocket works well for crochet hooks, dpns, or stitch holders.
The inside has quite a bit of room - I've managed to fit my Lady Eleanor and 4 balls of sock yarn in there, plus a Clapotis with no problem.
It comes with the little detachable pouch, which is nice for darning needles, needle holders, row counters, and any other little gadgets you may have to store.
It's also got these loops, which I assume are for holding needles. The loops on either end of the bag I use to feed yarn through when I'm knitting from the bag.
All in all, I'm quite pleased with it. I can't disguise it as a purse, because it's larger than any of the purses I carry - but it's great for a knitting tote.

As for WIPs, the "manly" socks I mentioned before. The pattern is Garter Stitch Rib, from Sensational Knitted Socks (a title my boyfriend and his housemates found amusing, especially when I told them there was a 2nd book). They're going along fairly well, though I'm pretty sure they won't be done by the mid-June deadline....

And finally, after my post earlier today about being antisocial and unsure what I wanted in this time, a package arrived from Teresa. I thought it was my prize for winning her contest, but realized the box was a little large for a single skein of sock yarn (I'm a natural blond people, give me time)
A blanket, made by friends from SnB and beyond (if I'm reading the accompanying chart correctly). So ignore my earlier post about not hearing from people and all that. You guys are wonderful, and you made me cry - so there. Thanks very much, I'm really touched.


mary said...

That blanket is so sweet, especially the wee red sweater.. I know you'll cherish it forever. Do whatever feels right to you at this point, and have confidence that your friends all understand. They'll still be there when you're ready to see more of them. Still thinking of you...

Katie said...

The blanket turned out so well -- I'm so glad you like it! (I thought of you all the time when making my square and made it a point to put as much good energy into it as possible. )

I know how hard it is to lose someone close to you. Let me know if there is anything you need. I keep you in my thoughts every day!

thursday said...

That's such a nice blanket they made for you! I still remember how I treated my friend right after his brother died suddenly - I never mentioned it, asked him about it...never asked if he needed anything. I don't think it helped our friendship much. But really, I thought it's what he wanted. Once you do figure out if you need something, don't be afraid to ask your friends! It looks like you've got some keepers, there. :)

Allison said...

oh it looks so great!! and I even see one of my squares in there :) I'm so glad you like it. We loved making it for you and hope you enjoy the warmth of the blanket and the comfort of our friendship. We love you Kate!

Catherine said...

I'm glad you like the blanket, too. Why, I can see part of one of my squares in the picture! Hee.

:: hugs ::

Austin Chick said...

I'm so glad that the blanket worked out :o) I was thrilled when Teresa told me about the project - she's a smartie and a sweetie.
Anyway... snuggle up under it - my squares are each a huge hug from Texas (WTF!?!? AM I really living there!?!?)
I miss you and wish that I could actually physically be there for you right now.
But yarn hugs for now, right?