Monday, October 3


We have a bag !

... Yeah I know, it's been been over a week now. But I made the conscious decision that I wouldn't post until I had finished the Isabeau handbag at last, you know, the carrot thing...
So anyhow, I did finish it yesterday, and then Blogger was down most of the day (which gave me some extra time to make some pictures actually), ... so may I present, ladies : (for once, they're clickable)

For some reason it seems huge on those pics.. maybe it's the "knit" factor, I don't know. Or the color... ;-) But anyway, as always I was a bit anxious yesterday, wondering whether it would look as it should etc... there's always those moments of doubt. And it took me probably an hour to choose the exact right button that bag called for.. But all in all, and after pretending to use it for the mini photo shoot, I think I really like it ! It's surprisingly sturdy for a knit bag, I was really afraid of the handles being all floppy but they're not, & I like the size ...
So, despite the quite flashy color I think I'm going to keep this baby for myself .. !

During this little Blogger interlude I've also (re) started on the navy blue tote. Although somehow I'm not so sure it needs a tote anymore. But I'll just keep going, and see how it looks.

Otherwise, I really want to thank you all for your Bday wishes, that was very kind. And thanks Carrie ! Actually I try to keep my knitting budget to a minimum... which is the reason why I like swaps of all kinds.. ;-)

However, I did go to my fav. thrift store on saturday. Cheap, so no bad conscience... Here's what I found
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The 3 balls of red/fushia yarn will be a second Mouchelette for Prune. And the half hidden green stuff is mohair bouclette, really nice. Plus those 2 odd balls & the light pink "Pingora" ( the softest thing and really feels like angora despite being all acrylic and whatnot), a pair of 20 mm needles (!)... Plus a pair of 3 euros Bocage shoes I couldn't resist.

I also did some crochet for Prune this week end. You see, her "Kiki" (don't know if you guys ever seen those furry monkeys, but every kid used to have one over here!) begged for a winter outfit, so he got a hat with double stranded acrylic, and a pair of bib overalls. I especially like the "pompom" on the hat, kind of tentacles crocheted on a 3 mm hook with only one strand. Plus it's more baby-proff than an actual pompom.
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... And in other news, well I'm so happy for the good news given by 2 friends (christine already made hers official)!! The other one still has to remain secret for a while, but you'll all be hearing about it soon !(and that one is not baby-related.. ;-) )

And one pretty big news too, I'm going back to University ! I don't really realise yet. I guess I will soon, when I start classes and having homework. Yuck.
I got accepted to sign up for 2nd year of Master in english, (eventually want to teach english at Uni), so I hope I'll be able to that together with taking care of prune and all the rest. I guess I'll have to learn the meaning of the words "organise" and "plan".. and highly reduce my procrastination time !!! ;-)

love the bag!!

congrats on Uni!!! cant wait to hear your school tales.

aww I had a kiki when I was little. Im sure it's still somewhere around my parent's house. Of course mine never had a cute hat or overalls
Love, Love, LOVE the bag!!!!

Must have one!!!
The bag is fabulous woman! Hey, that's great news that you're going back to school. Good for you!
Oooooh!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I WANT IT!!! That bag is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Still barely knitting or being on the computer!
This bag is amazing! Have fun going back to school.
so bizzare... I haven't seen one of those dolls SINCE I was a kid. I never knew them as "kikis", mine was called a "monchichi". the comercial jingle went... "monchichi, monchichi, oh so soft & cudly" I swear I am not making that up!
I miss my "monchichi"
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