Spindle Purse

This will be a quick one; John and I have symphony tickets in the big city tomorrow, and we decided to go up tonight and spend both nights. We’ll see the sights, eat some good food, relax and have a little mini-vacation to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I had to work on the “real” day, so this compensates.

I’ve been trying to find ways to safely carry a spindle around without wrecking it. While I was dredging out our pantry this week, I found this.

In case you’re wondering what that is, it’s a wine bottle carrying purse. It has little “feet” on the bottom so it stays put without rolling around, a carrying handle, a strap inside to hold the wine bottle, and it came with a corkscrew. My sister gave me this for Christmas a couple of years ago. Since I really don’t carry wine in my purse that much, I haven’t really used it. I was about to donate it to the Goodwill pile, when it dawned on me.

Absolutely perfect. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.

And in knitting progress, here is a teaser photo of Big Pink.

I’m getting close! I’m now doing the endless i-cord bind off row, on about 650 stitches. It’s very tedious but actually goes fast, especially with a glass of wine by your side. I am about half done with the bind off, then I have to weave in a million ends, then it’s done done done. I can’t wait to get this mailed off so I can show pictures. Stealth knitting isn’t really much fun for blog readers.

I’m off to pack for the weekend, hope you all have something fun planned as well. I might have a tale of wool fumes to tell next time…

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

Comments

Spindle Purse — 13 Comments

  1. I don’t think that could be any more perfect, in fact you should find a supplier and sell them to spindle spinners as I think it’d be a big hit!

  2. I read “about half done with the bind off” as “half blind”. Skimming can be very entertaining πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love finding uses for useless things, and your spindle case is an perfect example.

    Hope you had a good time in the Big City.

  4. Perfect spindle purse! I love it when something can be re-purposed like that.

    And what doesn’t go by faster with a glass of good wine….