Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bags, Bags and more Bags

I have a thing for bags, any kind of bags. I've got a bunch of school bags that I use for student work or lesson plan resources. I also have a ton of different purses, especially since I've made some, too...

But I thought I'd show you some of the bags that I keep my crochet projects in...I tend to have a bag per project. That way I just have to grab the bag, throw the small notions bag into it and I'm set...

I have my two Namaste bags. I love my Zuma bag, the Malibu is okay, but love the Zuma. Right now the Zuma bag is holding the squares and yarn for Zori's ghan. The Malibu bag has the Berroco yarn for a bag I'm going to make. My Wizard of Oz bag was bought at Borders and has Larry's ripple in it. The New York bag, I bought at a rest stop on my way home from Buffalo last summer. I had seen it on the way up and loved it. It holds Aiden's round ripple.
The little sheep bag I got at Stitches East this year and holds Natalie's sweater. The Borders bag was given as a teacher gift and holds my ATW. The little bird bag held my fingerless gloves, which I finished today and the green recycled bag holds the yarn for Deidre's gift. The Barnes and Noble bag, I was given as a gift and holds another round ripple, originally meant for Makayla and the brown spot bag I bought at Michaels and holds the extra yarn for Sori's ghan.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day - a bust

Today we had a snow day. However the major snow passed to the south of us. Our superintendent is never going to call another snow day without seeing the snow. This happened last year too. Oh well...I got up at my regular time and spent the day in my pj's. Love pj days....I also spent the day trying to get rid of malware on the desktop. I've run about 7 scans using different programs and it is still there...grrrrrr....I did work on the comfortghan for Sori. I finished one "Bobby's Square" and ran out of yarn for the other square.

I also decided to put my trip off till April. The weather has just been nasty and I don't want to get stuck somewhere.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Swaps on Ravelry

I joined Ravelry awhile ago, but have really just started enjoying it. One of the best parts has been a "Surprise Me" swap that I found on the "Completely Pointless and Arbitrary" thread. First off, I love the thread, the posters are a riot and although I haven't joined in too many swaps, as I do not have the "snobby" yarn some of the do have, I enjoy reading them. (But my "snobby" yarn stash is growing) So anyway I have claimed 4 surprises so far: Canada, Colorado, Michigan and Wyoming and have ended up with some wonderful things that I thought I'd share. I did just make a claim on a Kentucky surprise, so maybe it'll be waiting when I get home...
Today I am "stashing" on Rav and trying to figure out why I bought some of the yarn I have. I have way too much, but alot of funky yarn that you can't do much with. I like to make bags with them, but can only make so many...oh well, storage bin, here it comes!