Archive for April, 2008

St. Louis, Here We Come!

April 21, 2008

The regional meeting for our ASG region was this weekend in St. Charles, Missouri (just across the river from St. Louis.) I’ll blog more about the actual meeting on our ASG site, but I thought I would talk here about the also (more?) important topic — the associated shopping!

First, the yarn. St. Charles has a darling little historic district right on the river, which is the home of Knit and Caboodle. Here, I snagged some Plymouth Happy Feet

and some Mountain Colors Bearfoot

In St. Louis, I found the Kirkwood Knittery, and made the entire tour bus wait (sorry guys!) while the owner wound some Pagewood Farms Glacier Bay sock yarn into a yarn cake:

Next up — the fabric!

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Do You Think It Had Anything To Do With Waiting For Spring?

April 15, 2008

So, I was reading through the Spring 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens’ Quilts and More, and saw a pattern for cutish little bag they made out of funky fabrics.  What I saw, however, was a recipe for making a fabric strawberry…

Strawberry Bag

It’s really tiny — about 6 inches tall.  I did most of the piecing by hand, because a) I wanted something to do while watching TV and b) I thought hand piecing would increase my chances of sewing things together without catching the little flaps in the seams.

Of course, I have absolutely no use for this thing.  I don’t even think a sock knitting project will fit in there!  Maybe a gift bag?

Now I just have to wait for the real spring strawberries to appear.  My strawberry plants are waking up nicely, but it will be a few weeks before they start to bloom.