What's in my knitting bag?

One of my favorite craftsy blogs (http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/) recently posed a question that I felt compelled to answer:

What's in your knitting bag?

Hmm, good question. I haven't looked in there in a couple of months. So I dumped it out and here's what I found. (I was going to take a photo, but read on and you'll know why.)

  • One case for interchangable knitting needles
  • A piece of cardboard shaped like my foot (for making socks)
  • A case containing three sets of circular needles
  • A pattern book for making bags
  • One finished knitted bag
  • One unfinished knitted bag and 7 small balls of yarn to go with it
  • One skein of green yarn
  • One "knit-chek"
  • One set of #7 double pointed needles
  • A reusable grocery bag
  • Half a set of #10 double pointed needles
  • One blue colored pencil
  • One #10 straight needle (where the heck is the other one?)
  • A tube of Blistex
  • Two M&Ms
  • One skittle (I'm pretty sure my kids were responsible for the candy, because I would never willfully leave uneaten chocolate anywhere, least of all my knitting bag)
  • One black gel pen
  • One purple paint marker
  • A note with a phone number on it
  • One spool of black quilting thread
  • A skein of fun fur
  • One stitch holder
  • Several yarn labels
  • A quilt block template
  • A scrapbooking tag my six year old wrote her name on
  • A small battery powered light
  • A magnet from Real Simple with a bunch of advice about storing produce
  • A small screwdriver
  • A hair tie
  • One piece of pink Lego
Conclusion? I need to clean out my bag.

At last ... Henry's Dinosaur Quilt!

At last, at last, I finally finished Henry's dinosaur quilt. I actually did the quilting ages ago but it's such an enormous thing that I procrastinated the heck out of finishing the binding. Poor kid was always asking me when he could have his quilt.

Once again I had a hard time coming up with a decent photo so I just did the old stand-by folded quilt picture. Here it is:

This one is sort of OK, if you'll excuse my ugly brown carpet:

This is by far the biggest quilt I've ever made, in fact it very nearly covers my queen mattress though it stops just short of being a true queen size. It's really more of an oversized full. And I quilted the whole thing on my short-necked little Brother! Honestly though I don't think I'd ever try to make a quilt this size again, not until I get a machine with a longer neck. This was easy quilting--just straight up and down lines; I can't imagine trying to free-motion something this size.

Anyway yay, done. On to the next project ...
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