I had another action-packed weekend which left me with little energy to even turn on the computer. Saturday was a very fruitful day for me. It started off with work followed with our July knitting gathering. Jeanne joined us for the first time, Marjorie was there and her friend Vivian, joined us just when Jeanne had to go. The high point of the meet-up was when Jeanne's five-year-old said she wanted to knit and pulled out her yellow piece which is going to be a scarf. Go take a look at the photo on Jeanne's blog. And Marjorie just posted pictures of our June gathering too.
While Vivian was knitting away on her Ava poncho from Rowan's Ribbon Twist book, she mentioned that she's on the look out for a sewing machine to make bags and had bought tons of books on that subject during her recent trip to Japan. Hey, same idea here. In fact I just checked out some machines on Friday evening after work at Jusco and Uny. So we shared notes on where to get a machine, where to buy fabrics and notions, etc. And so with about a couple of hours left to spare before my tennis lesson, I rushed down to Kam Wah in Jordan, the notion store recommended by Joy that Vivian goes too. Didn't know that I could lose myself in a notion store too, bought some knick-knacks, more than I needed, then rushed back home for tennis.
That's not the end yet of my Saturday yet. After tennis, zoomed to the neighbourhood library and hung out until it closed. Borrowed a stack of craft books, lugged them to the supermarket and shopped for food for dinner. Luckily, hubby cooked dinner. After which I still managed to settle down for some needlecraft despite the aching muscles. I just had to, my head is bursting with one thousand and one crafty ideas!
So where are the kids? My in-laws brought them to their cousin's house to play. They had lots of fun and so did mummy.
There's knitting (and some hand sewing too! More on that later.) all this while. Both sleeves of Angel are now done and a-blocking.
The needles needed for the body of Angel are freed up as the ribbing of the Tweedy Aran cardi is now knitted up. Thanks for your reassurance; the fancy ribs really did pop up in the tweedy yarn.
And here is the Tumbling Blocks cushion with the backing done. Click here for front view. The alteration shop sewed the zipper in the wrong orientation, boo, if only I had a sewing machine to do it myself.