FO’s and nearly FO’s
Here are the pieces for the Chinese Charm Bag from Stitch n’ Bitch:
And here they are all put together and finished (the flower was an afterthought, it need some zing and a big silk peony was just the thing).
And a look at the inside (I ended up using a different fabric for the top bit, I didn’t have quite enough of the pink big floral print):
Mother’s Day sort of snuck up on me, so I picked up a few skeins of Lion Brand Homespun to make a throw blanket for my mom (luckily, unfinished gifts are acceptable in our family, and I really will finish this quickly, it’s just mindless knitting-perfect for TV watching):
It’s plain, but soft and warm. I made one for myself last fall and one for my MIL for Christmas. Cats love them too. I had to knit a little cat blanket with a bit of leftover yarn so I could actually use my own blanket. The cats kept pulling it down from the back of the chair and curling up on it. They think everything belongs to them. Our queen-sized bed? Why no, that’s just a giant cat bed and if you’re really nice perhaps they’ll let you have a little corner.
The nephew sweater, 2nd edition, is coming along nicely. I only have one more sleeve to knit and then I just have to put it all together. I rock! The next picture you see of it will be that of a completed sweater (my second sweater ever!).