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…