It's 43 degrees and the kids went out to play on the actual sidewalk with their scooters! That means the snow has finally melted from the sidewalk! It's not totally gone yet and I think I heard snow mentioned in the weekend forecast, but it really can't last long, right?
I finished the knitting for Baby's Got a Brand New Big Bag this morning while watching Angel (from 5-7 a.m.), and I just got done with the felting. It's a little tricky getting the thing formed into the correct shape because I can't find a box the right size, but I think it will be good. I still can see some of the stitches, but it's still felted enough to keep all those little ends from coming loose. After I give it a fuzz-cut, it will be great. It's quite big and the handles got a bit out of shape, but I'm planning to put a shoulder strap on and that should help. I'm just glad I was able to use up every last scrap of my chewed up skein of hand dye; right down to the mini sample skein. I no longer feel like I lost a skein when Sam let loose on it.
I started the felted bag in One Skein this evening as well. I have many little bits of other hand dyes that I couldn't throw away and some more mini test skeins. Both would be perfect for the stripe pattern in that bag. I'd hoped to get a start on that at the orthodontist office this morning, but it was packed and my boys were less than patient. That's ok though. I can always count on my evening knitting time.
I'm looking forward to a nice little weekend. I made lasagna for all those in my house who aren't allergic to dairy and I expect to sit in my spot all evening knitting happily. As an early Mother's Day gift, my husband bought my mom and I tickets to Jane Eyre at the Guthrie Theater and we're going tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. I gotta give the guy credit - he really pays attention. He could hardly miss on this one though. I read it again last fall (it's my favorite book EVER), rented the movie and watched it nonstop while I had it, then watched it on PBS. My mom has never read it and doesn't know the story so it will be great fun for her, I hope.
So it should be a productive and fun weekend. I will have a dry new bag by Sunday and hopefully another one well on it's way. Perhaps I'll get back into the Oblique groove and try to at least finish the sleeves. Everything beyond that is gravy. And I'll psych myself up for the 1st Communion sewing. By trying not to think about it.
Oh, and I picked up the spring Interweave Crochet and Vogue Knitting. Yippee!
Okay, now it's time to occupy my spot. Have a great weekend!