Friday, March 24, 2006

Jump, Johnny!

Don't you love it when you forget about something nice coming in the mail and it surprises you even though you should know better?

Or am I the only ditz that does that?

In any event, some time ago I won the "Name This Bag" contest at Green Mountain Knitting Bags (I named this bag). Because I'm fickle and couldn't make up my mind with all the gorgeous things she had to offer, I was very wishy washy and a lousy customer to deal with, I'm sure, because of my non-committal-ness (it's a word... now). But then I was browsing again last week and saw a gorgeous bag with a goldy-greeny fabric on the outside with blue cornflowers and johnny-jump-ups (which I love, because who couldn't with a name like that - and I was just suggesting them to SueWoo, thank you, Irony.) So I spoke to Martha, who is a doll, and she very pleasantly agreed to stop my whining about indecision and send me that bag instead, along with an accessory case.

(why yes, I have been accused of having a gift for run-on sentences, why?)

Today it arrived!

Isn't it gorgeous?

Beautifully made, too.

While it wasn't my intent, it hangs quite nicely on Delphine, for holding fiber while spinning (thereby possibly preventing future occurances of this) and still allowing searching by bomb dogs. (Bomb dogs get second shot at sniffing or bomb cats slap them, so Trevor had already performed his searches, with a brief attempt at seizure of the shiny magnet closure inside.) I'll have to play around a little to see where it can hang from the wheel while I'm spinning with the least amount of disruption, but for now I'm still just swooning at its beauty.

Thanks, Martha!


Blogger Stephanie said...

You need to post more pictures of your dog! The bag is really nice but your dog is super adorable! :)

9:21 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

Ya know... I think that bag is going to distract you from your spinning. You should get rid of it immediately. Being the kind friend that I am, I will take it from you!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I LOVE that bag -- the shape AND the fabric! I may have to order one, too! :-)

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute! It looks like a kitty napsack :-)


7:12 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Ooohhh!! Pretty!!! That's a good idea, too - I need to order one to keep my own fiber bandits at bay! Now I just have to figure out how to keep Rambo from trying to "catch" the spokes of the wheel while it's spinning... :-)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Knittinreed said...

Cool! Beautiful bag and a great name. It looks great hanging on Delphine too.
Glad you are feeling better.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Bess said...

Gotta watch those bomb dogs. and what a cute bag.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Very snazzy (good word, huh?) bag! By the way, you can add another pair of socks to the sock-o-meter.....just finished up my Opals which can be seen on my blog.

10:12 AM  
Blogger erica said...

I hope you're feeling better. Being sick always sucks, especially when it's getting nice out this time of year.

I love your bag too. Went to the website to see what other spinning bags they had and realized that it was a knitting bag that you'd converted. Very cool.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

It seems its been a while since I finished a sock (too many things going at once) but the MIL socks are DONE. (one sock)

12:35 PM  
Blogger CarryFairie said...

Got two more socks to add to your tally! :)

12:41 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

ok, did i miss something, or did you NOT tell us you & the ring were going to be mentioned in Spin Off! too cool!

(and if it's any consolation, my verification word here was 8 letters)

10:59 PM  

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