Friday, January 25, 2008

The Perfect Knitting Bag

Here it is!
My very own custom made knitting bag!
Isn't she beautiful??
I think it was Wendy (I could be wrong) who posted about a bag she had bought on Etsy. When I saw it I knew it was just the kind of bag I had been looking for. I am very picky about my bags/purses. I really only have one at a time and in general I only carry it because I have to, I can't put a phone in my pocket most of the time and if I put my plastic cards in my pocket they come out bent. So, I have to carry something. Small is good, tiny is better. Then comes knitting, I need my knitting with me almost all the time but I don't want to carry a big bag or a bag that looks like a crazy, crafty, bag lady would carry it. I wonted something kind of young, kind of classy but that would still go with my every day jeans.
Oh yes, and did I mention totally unique and me!??
Moriah, from Moriah Ice Designs * pulled it off!
The perfect bag for me.
When you go to her site you get to pick your own fabric. She has several basic bag sizes and shapes you can choose from and then the fun begins as you pick your options!

I picked inside pockets, for my phone and keys and all the little things so I won't have to dig around in the bottom for them, a zippered pocket for the things I want to keep hidden, A zippered pouch for my knitting notions or that can hold my money, keys and phone if I only need the essentials and just want to carry a small clutch, A matching wallet/change purse that will fit in a pocket, and of course all the bells and whistles on the bag it self. I have magnetic closers (perfect for knitting bags), reinforced body and flat bottom so it will stand up and open, scotch guard to keep it looking great, and handles that fit over my shoulder for easy carrying.

It is the perfect size to hold socks in progress (I make two at a time so I have two balls of yarn) or any small project.
I highly recommend Moriah's bags. I will be carrying mine every day and I can't wait to show it off to my knitting friends!
*No affiliation, I just love my bag!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Apartment!

Check out our new place in Montpelier!
It is bright and sunny with a grand total of 13 big windows, wood floors, lots of rooms and a washer and dryer hook up. I am so happy I could scream!
We have no furniture,
but we have Internet!
The knitting corner is perfect.
(you will note that I do have a chair to knit in, a girl has to have priorities!)
The kitchen is big and unlike the rest of the apartment, is fully furnished with pots, pans, dishes, and even my spice collection!

It even has a gas stove!!!
I think you can tell a cook lives here.
We have been very busy moving in and getting settled. I start my new job next week, and than maybe things will start to be "normal".
Life is good!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Life, Love and Snow Apples

On Christmas my family makes a snow sculpture, snow permitting.
This year, a snow apple!

Life has been keeping me very busy, I hardly have time to knit!
On the first Mein Gummibaer flew back from Germany and arrived in the midst of a snow storm. Boy was I happy to see him!
Then the great apartment hunt commenced. We spent all day, everyday looking for an apartment that we liked well enough so that we might not have to move for a year or more. We finally found it! If nothing goes wrong we should be able to move in next week. We looked at over 20 apartments and houses and let me tell you, it is amazing what people can live with. In the midst of all the apartment hunting we also managed to find a new car for Gummibaer. He is a mustang man but unfortunately his mustang is not a good car for VT. His modifications would not pass inspection! But, we did find him a Subaru Forrester so he is happy. My job starts in a few weeks and he is still searching, but, over all we are in good shape. We might even be all settled by spring! We are both really looking forward to being semi permanent residents of VT. I am from here, glad to be home, and he is ready for a change from AR. I am just very happy to know I won't be moving again in six months or a year!!! I might even get to join a knitting group and get to know some people here!