Two quick things, for your viewing pleasure...
Number One:Bertha Bag 2.0 is progressing nicely! It's been knit, fulled, fulled again, fulled some more, cut, pieced, sewn and now embroidered upon, all by me. If all goes well (and I don't get distracted,) tonight she's getting a button and handles. Then it's off to my Etsy shop with her!
This series of bags (of which there is another on the way soon,) is, of course, named after Bertha. When I made the original bag a milion years ago (or January 2006, whichever you prefer,) she liked it enough to snap it up when it first went on sale. I really hope she doesn't mind that I've named my bags after her!
Here's the original bag, since it was never posted about on this blog:Total serendipity, that. I only had a rough idea of what I was going to end up with when I made that one. Now, I have a little more experience with the making and construction of the bags, but it's still a pretty random process.
Number Two:I cast on today for my first sweater EVER, the Central Park Hoodie. There's not too much to see just yet, but that's enough evidence for me that I'm actually knitting a sweater. I am in love with this pattern and have been for quite some time. Here's hoping that it goes well!