Monday, October 22, 2012

An unplanned finish

(Be prepared for some really random stuff.)
Random thing 1:
I made this pretty ipad cover yesterday morning.

It was not something I had planned, but my daughter was flying out of town for work and couldn't find her ipad case.  Mom to the rescue.  This took me about 35 minutes from start to finish.  I've made 100's (literally) of bags and pouches in my day and this is about as simple as it gets.

The fabric is Anthology.  If I had more time to play with this, I would have done some nice piecing on the front.

Random thing 2:
The BMQG recently held a sew-in at Gather Here.  Not only do they have some really great modern fabric, but they have beautiful yarns as well.  I picked up this really pretty yarn.
I found a pattern on Ravelry for a cowl.
This pattern is knit in the round, which I've never done before. I just purchased my first set of circular needles.  Hopefully, it won't be as big a failure as my attempt at knitting socks on double pointed needles.

Random thing 3:
My neighborhood had a very important visitor last week.  The Dalai Lama was speaking at the Tibetan Buddhist Center down the street.  He speaks a lot about inner happiness and I figured I could use some good karma, so I took the day off work.

Tickets were sold out for the event, but we got to listen to him speak outside the tent on a big screen.

I should have take pictures of all the security....lots of good looking young guys in dark suits and sunglasses:)

Hoping to finish something substantial by the weekend (and I not talking about the giant bag of Halloween candy sitting in my dining room).


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  1. That sounds fun! Love your ipad cover.

  2. How fun!!! You're such a good Mom:-) I love the iPad cover, they are easy but your fabrics make it fabulous! Good luck with the cowl.

  3. Love the Anthology fabric ipad case, very cool, and 35 minutes is a storming quick fix project, well done! I only crochet, and the thought of those circular needles fills me with dread, seems really complicated to me, but who knows with a bit of time, i bet my terrific teacher could show me how. I would have loved to see the Dalai Lama, I was a Comparative Religion (religions other than Christianity) student at Uni, all very fascinating, and he's an inspirational man. Ange x