Friday, March 23, 2007

That's a Wrap

I am a sometimes environmental nut. Mainly this means that I am prone to bouts of major recycling and composting, and a strong urge to hug the trunk of the beautiful butternut/beechnut tree in our backyard (not sure which it is, but it is pretty). I also go back and forth on wrapping paper and the evils of using it.

I must be on an ecological downturn because in a moment of weakness last week-end I bought some beautiful wrap, by Papyrus, and a gift bag for an upcoming girls birthday party. The wrap was for a baby shower and it allowed me to work in my favourite colour, hot pink, quite nicely. The hot pink envelope held a card made by the same company that made the wrap. Lots of fun designs.

Today I was sewing shoulder seams on my bolero. Three needle bind off is my new best friend! Thank you Kristin. Still having trouble with the sleeves which involves sewing a salvage end (edge the has been BO) against a side piece so I am up for any suggestions (see picture below). I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the sewing yarn is visible as a twist on the RS of the bolero.

Hope you have a great week-end!


a friend to knit with said...

Beautiful Paper and bag!

O..k.....hope that I can say this so it helps.........Holding wrong sides together, sew 1 stitch in on Bind off piece,(going over top of bind off) then sew edge piece placing knot between two stitches on needle............ANY SENSE?

a friend to knit with said...

I have to leave you a comment this way. A new page came up when I tried to leave you a comment on your post from today.........???????????.....It was requiring me to fill in your e-mail address which I don't know?!....YUMMMMMM! Those look absolutely fabulous......I will be making those soon!!! Thanks for sharing! :)