So, I'm finally on Maternity Leave (technically called "Waiting Period" since I haven't had the kid yet). I thought it would make sense to do a couple of posts during this exciting time to catch up. There are definitely things that I've missed out on blogging, and there are probably things that I won't get to even now......but at least I can try.
First off - my parents came to work in May for take your parents to work day. Featured at the side here is me and my mom on a tour bus around the work campus. You can really see the resemblance. Same smile.
What have I been working on lately? Well, there's this beauty. Of course, now that I'm blogging it (I just finished it on Sunday night), I can't find the magazine it is out of to credit the designer. I remember that it was a knitscene pattern. I loooooooooooooove knit scene. I love that this looks woven. It's full knit the entire way, and the pattern is made from dropping certain stitches when you're done with the knitting. I chose this yarn because it is a sparkly acrylic that was a gift at my wedding. It's blue with blue and brown sparkles. Looks fantastic!
So here it is in all it's glory.....after I emptied it from my grocery store run. Since it's knit, there's a little bit of stretch, even though it is in cotton. It's surprising how much I've been able to put into it. So I'm already mostly done making a second one. Fun story - at the grocery store, the bagger grabs it and says "this is a cool bag!" I thanked him and was pretty happy since he was so excited about the bag given how many he probably sees every day.