food for thought

I make bags all sorts, I also make all kinds of buttony badges for my bags and apparently I don’t mind making two tone linen stitch in lace weight. It seems finishing the 3 year scarf has created a mini obsession in my brain with this stitch. P.S the pulls on that bag are glow jelly yarn and smell like peppermint! (100% the reason why I bought it ..uses are seriously limited!)

Marshmallow Linen

Just because I can never have enough of all of the above,  I am knitting a bag to carry around my knitting (haha) jelly pulls couldn’t handle this, maybe instead I’ll sew in a pink zipper, possibly topped off with a pink moon badge and some inappropriate cross stitching ..I honestly don’t know if I am cool enough to pull off a swear bag or if I even want to be that kind of cool?!? I am 50/50 love hating on this anyways, not sure if the linen stitch is working in this worsted marshmallow looking yarn, it’s more beefy than I would like and almost feels like I’d be caring around my junk in a towel ..heavy.. and I didn’t even think of how gross a white project bag would get :(


Now thinking of actual food and it’s a weird meal! They are especially prone to happen when I am in a snacky mood and want a little bit of everything in the house (or if there is NOTHING in the house). So easy to take it to the next level when you’ve grocery shopped hungry and you’ve bought all kinds of good (or bad depending on how you rate your snacks) eats and the decision on what one thing to have is impossible because you want a little taste of every delicious thing! Thankfully 83% of the time I think of fresh vegetables as yummy snacks, but I have been known to have just a plate of chips or a doughnut hole lunch ..and I’m ok with that :)

three year scarf

I am kind of in love with knitting that looks like weaving .. even if it takes me 3 years to make!

Loads of perfectly tiny knots, all lined up nice and neat, keeping things tidy .. worth every moment of 3 years!

In the beginning I was fearful that it would become tedious and that I would fixate on quickly finishing and then get pissy that it was taking so long. But really it has calmed me towards the idea of keeping an ongoing unfinished project (not something I usually do) and just working on it whenever .. three years later, turns out I’m perfectly OK having a long lagging project hanging around, in fact I kind of let it lax even more so because I had no predetermined end date in my head ..nice!
(Working with koigu always helps ♥)

Honestly though, I am still very much a monogamous knitter .. who may soon be starting another three year scarf !