Cute little FO

A few weeks ago (?) I started sewing a Japanese knot bag out of some cute fabric a friend gave me. I couldn’t get far at that time, due to kids and confusion with the pattern. But today I finished it!

I meant for it to be a project bag, but as soon as it was done, I was heading to the library and stuck my wallet, phone, and keys inside, instead of taking my big (and unnecessary) backpack. It was perfect! Here’s an awkward selfie to document the simultaneous use of handknit sweater, handknit socks, and handmade bag.

Also! Yesterday we went to the beach and the kids decided to wear their recently tie dyed shirts, so here they are in action.


And! My indigo-dyed yarn is finally dry- here’s what they look like.


I’m pleased! Hope you had a good weekend!

The Eleventh Doctor

Today the Wee Boy asked if he could dress like the Eleventh Doctor, and I happily took on the challenge. He happens to have good enough pants, a shirt, and a bow tie, but I had to come up with suspenders. I finally came across an old goody bag that I cut the straps off of, and sewed them onto a D-Ring and some binder clips.  For the back of the suspenders I used a length of red ribbon I had. And voila, add a sonic screwdriver and the Doctor was happy! 

He went to a party at his preschool and his fancy look was much admired. He confessed to a few people that he was the Doctor (no licensed characters allowed, but I figured that since school isn’t in session it would be ok).


I wore my tardis skirt in solidarity, but didn’t take a photo. 😜😁😊

Mystery KAL

I have been working on my new mystery KAL hat bit by bit, and it’s going fine. There are a lot of the twisted stitches, which are not good for me, so I’m using my cable needle. 

I can’t show you much because it’s a mystery KAL and my friends might see this. But this won’t spoil anything.


In other news, today was the girl’s last baseball game of the summer. She had a rough start and wanted to quit, but she stuck it out and ended up having a really good season. I’m proud of her.

as you can see, summer in San Francisco is cold and foggy. I myself was wearing a down coat and hand knit gloves, and I was still cold.