WP Weekend Update

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Finally tried the new tea & sandwich shop, Krungthep on Fairbanks this weekend. They had a large selection of teas, small sandwiches, salads, and impressive looking “brick toast” desserts. I tried the one with honey, green tea ice cream, and added strawberries.

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Sunday brought more perfect soccer-knitting weather. Still loving my new Field Bag from Fringe Supply Co.

Field Bag from Fringe Supply Co.

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I think I’ve wanted one of these bags for 800 years and they were sold out for 700 of those years. Finally, here it is in sturdy black canvas. Looks small but is super roomy, holds knitting project, slim pocket for scissors, pens, needles, but then wider pockets for a notebook maybe.

The best part is the grommet situation where you can feed your yarn through and knit right out of your bag. Because how many times were you confident that you could just throw your project in your bag and it’d be fine, but then you take it out and you’ve got 3 stitches that ripped out? This bag is for those kind of people. And *then* you can pull it tightly shut with the ropey handles. That’s for keeping your cat out so your wooden needles don’t acquire anymore teeth marks and your yarn is no longer wrapped around the legs of your chairs to fashion a booby trap. They were really thinking of us knitters when they designed this bag.

Field Bag by Fringe Supply Co. $65

Thrifting in Winter Park, FL

A Saturday morning ritual for me is to take my coffee with me down past the Farmer’s Market to this hidden little gem, the Winter Park Benefit Shop. It’s nestled in a building next to Winter Park City Hall (across from the Gap) on Lyman Ave.  The hours are very limited and they only accept cash or check. Seventy five percent of the time, I walk out empty handed, but on the occasions I do find something, jackpot! Some of favorite knick-knacks, sweaters, and shorts have come from here. Hardcover books and mugs are 50 cents, and there’s always a half off or super cheap special.

FiloFax Situation

filofax1A peek inside my beloved personal size FiloFax Malden organizer in Ochre.

filofax2Custom made dividers from Rifle Paper Co. wrapping sheets that I laminated at FedEx Office. “Trombone” shaped paperclips from Michael’s.

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Essentials always kept in the zippered pouch: mini nail file, sewing scissors, tweezers, and plastic needle for when you need to weave in those ends in a pinch!

Knitting 2014

Knitting more ended up at the top of my 2014 resolutions list. This includes finishing the random unfinished projects that required ordering one more ball of yarn.

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{working on the yellow scarf in the park}

The 2014 Knit List:

Finish yellow chunky scarf

Finish black cropped sweater

Finish black & white wrap

-Christmas stockings

-Wool & the Gang Over My Shoulder

-Loopy Mango throw

-Socks!

-little drink coasters

Katniss Cowl Re-do

I ripped apart the first cowl, keeping the 2 herringbone triangles.

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I knotted a new top neck cowl piece, doubling the yarn. Only a few inches, it rolls.

Then one long rectangle herringbone scarf to use as the  middle connector. Then sewed all together and on one side leaving an arm-hole. Walahhh. Much better, less heavy, tighter fit around the top.

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