Thursday, July 02, 2015

Good Stuff & a Shoplouleigh Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
I am blocking the beautiful Solja sweater by Anna Maltz. It is taking quite awhile to dry on these warm summer days. I am happy to say it fits great and I will admit to trying it on repeatedly while it's still damp. I can't resist. I kitchener stitched the underarms together and wove in all of the ends while I was working so all that's left to do is finish duplicate stitching the flower centers on the first and second rows of flowers. I think I will use pink centers on the middle row of flowers and honey centers on the top row of flowers. That should be good.

I'll do an entire blog post about Solja when it is truly done and maybe even a podcast so many more details will come on this one. I did do quite a bit of modifying along the way and I'll let you know about that soon. Anyway, I loved knitting Solja to no end and I think I will love wearing it as well.


I have a wonderful giveaway opportunity for you today. The generous Leigh from Driffield, England, is offering one lucky winner their bag of choice from her Etsy Shop called Shoplouleigh!

I have purchased two of Leigh's bags and can highly recommend them. They have quickly become some of my favorite project bags. Leigh uses a heavy cotton canvas or linen fabric that is sturdy and high quality. I love the natural overtones and the simple prints she selects. The drawstring bag construction is top-notch with an eye for details. The bag sits up nicely and the top can be rolled down to create a nice opening while working. 


Leigh adds a wristband on the side in a pretty contrasting print and I like the simple white lining. But best of all....


There are three pockets on the inside! I miss pockets in my project bags and most of the smaller bags I have don't include pockets. Leigh uses a contrast linen fabric for the three-part pocket. I love this so much.

Leigh of Shoplouleigh on Etsy has offered the opportunity for one winner to receive a bag of choice from her shop! I see she only has a few bags up on her shop right now but I am sure she will work with you to select the bag of your choice. Check out the sold section of her shop to see some of her other bags.

To enter to win please leave a comment on this blog post. Please only leave one comment, be patient for your comment to appear and only click on Publish one time. Please include your Ravelry username or your email address so Leigh can get in touch with you if you win!


Another quick thing I am working on is switching out any worn out, fraying grosgrain ribbon or cord drawstrings on some of my all-time favorite and heavily used project bags. I am hard on my project bags, they travel with me and are thrown in cars, larger bags and crammed in all sorts of corners around the house. Some of them need a little freshening up. I am switching out the frayed ribbon and cording with twill printed measuring tape. I am turning both of the ends down about a 1/4 inch and sewing them down on my sewing machine so they won't fray.


I can't take credit for this super clever idea. A little less than a year ago I was really impressed by a beautiful little project bag that Helen of Curious Handmade had sewn. She used a natural and wide woven measuring tape as a drawstring and I never forgot what a charming touch this was to her project bag.

Click here to see Helen's project bag with a measuring tape drawstring! You can even see that I left a comment on Helen's bag at that time. I loved it then and I love it now. I don't believe Helen sells her bags, I think this was a gift for someone. 

I love the wider natural woven measuring tape more than the one I used. I wonder where she got hers? If you know of a good source please let me know!

My absolute favorite drawstrings are made of fabric like the ones Knit Spin Farm does on all of her bags and Lowland Originals does on some of her bags, for example. I know this takes extra work but it is a really nice finishing touch.

I know that Dianne of Suburban Stitcher on Etsy (and I love her podcast) actually sells bags with the measuring tape drawstrings. Check out Dianne's Etsy shop right here!


One last thing, I cast on for the Louise cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge. I am using Quince & Co. Osprey in the Belize, Kumlien's Gull and Honey colorways. I am using size 9 and 10 US needles. Those are Signature needles in the photo. I think this is going to be a very quick knit with the aran weight yarn on bigger needles. It's kind of exciting to start a new sweater. It never gets old.

Well, don't forget to leave a comment for a Shoplouleigh project bag of your choice! Good luck if you enter. I'll randomly select a winner and I will announce it in a few short days.

It is my 26th wedding anniversary this week. Time flies when you're having fun, as they say. It's also my daughter's 19th birthday this weekend and of course, it's the Fourth of July! So much to celebrate in so little time. I'm sure we'll find a way to have fun together. That never seems to be a problem.

Let the comments begin!
xo ~ susan
p.s. I put a new header on my blog that is a photo of my new shawl design that will be released right after the SSK Retreat that ends on July 18th. It is a fun knit and I can't wait to share it with you.

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Megan Myers said...

The pockets in the project bag are amazing -- why hasn't anyone else thought to do pockets?

Jules said...

Great color choices on the sweater! I love the way that it turned out. I love all of the project bags that you have shown. RAVID: Tanknit

Julie said...

The bags are very cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
My ravelry name is SqueakGirl

Anonymous said...

I like the pretty little woodland animal one you have with the hedgehog on it. I like bags with cute and whimsical animals.
daunef@hotmail.com
dfrankenfield=ravID

margaret.law@shaw.ca said...

Love her project bags, so well done. ❤️. Brownowl on Ravelry.

Jules said...

The measuring tape ribbons are fantastic! I would love to find ones in both metric and imperial, like the measuring tapes I've used while growing up in Latin America. I'm medeamaterial on ravelry!

Melissa said...

Beautiful sweater! Have fun celebrating this weekend! 26 years is something to be proud of!
Mmetzbower on rav

cadoc said...

I love the project bags and your Solja sweater is beautiful! ( Needlelove on Ravelry)

redsoxgal5 said...

Susan, great blog as always... love the bags, I can never have too many! Please check this out for the other mearsuring tape, though it's not twilltape. could this be it?http://www.worldmarket.com/product/measuring+tape+woven+ribbon.do

Rachel said...

So much inspiration from you, as always, thank you. Lovely project bags and I'm a HUGE fan of pockets as well. I'm knittinluv on ravelry.

Bonney said...

Very cute bags and I love the measuring tape ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Such lovely inspiration from you, as always, thank you for that! (C: I'm a HUGE fan of pockets in project bags as well. I'm knittinluv on ravelry. Thank you for the giveaway.

Kristyn McCain said...

Happy Anniversary! crazyknittingfool on Ravelry

Emma said...

Very nice bags! Natasha on Ravelry

socksahoy.blogspot.ca/ said...

The drawstring bags are very sweet. Carla. Ravelry name lolafifi

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous bags! <3

aknistler on Ravelry

amchart said...

The sweater is amazing! The bags are too cute. I hope I win! Rav amchart

Suze said...

I'm sorely tempted to make Solja for myself because yours is so inspiring! Love those project bags, too. I'm madtownmama on Ravelry.

Bethany said...

Love the project bags!

chathamgrad on RAV

Esther said...

Following your progress on the Solja sweater has been fun. The FO is amazing! These bags look nice and LOVE the measuring tape drawstring. Always seeking new project bags to replace the makeshift ones of yesteryear. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, you're so generous. Congrats on your anniversary and daughter's birthday. Esther
RavID: emrubin

Samantha said...

Oh my word I love this bag!

Anonymous said...

Your sweater turned out perfect! What a quick knit! The project bags so nice. Love the pockets. The little owls fabric is adorable.
Kathleen
kathnits on Ravelry

nancy said...

Love this post--so many cute ideas! And the sweater is lovely.
Rav ID: nelknits

Julie said...

I love heavy linen--practical and simple. Off to browse her shop! Rav: Lighthearted.

Zoë said...
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Anonymous said...

I'd love a project bag with pockets! RAV id is barkersumpter. Happy 4th of July and Anniversary!

Susan said...

I love the owl project bag and the tape measure twill tape is genius!!

knittingthestash said...

Love new project bags! mlittlefield on Ravelry.

Susan said...

I love the color blue of the yarn. And the twill tape design is genius. Apronaddict Ravelry

Kylie said...

Your sweater is gorgeous. It's the perfect colour combination.

SultanMudschi said...

I would love to get my hand on one of Leigh's bags! I've heard so many good things about them!

Anamchara1104 on Ravelry

Elizabeth said...

You are so incredible inspiring! That sweater is insanely gorgeous, I love the colors your chose for it. Those bags are cute to boot! Us knitters can always use another bag - off to bookmark her etsy shop too. My Rav ID is CountingSheep - thanks much!

Pat Salvatini said...

Who doesn't need another project bag? LOL

Pat - plynn (Rav ID)

Renee Anne said...

I can always use another project bag :)

~ renny1780 on Ravelry

kathy h said...

love the bags and there are plenty to chose from since all three have great fabric. Sewing is like cooking - always better when someone else does it. Not so with knitting since it is a process.
hanoch on Ravelry

Summer Crosson said...

Oh the pockets and the heavy fabric - so delightful. RavID: summercrosson

Summer Crosson said...

Oh the pockets and the heavy fabric - SO lovely. RavID: summercrosson

Kaydidid said...

Happy anniversary!!!
Rav ID. KAYDIDID

Shorty said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! Your sweater is absolutely lovely, I'm so impressed with the stitch patterning. I'm also a big fan of project bags, especially the bucket style, but the few that I have don't have inner pockets or a sturdy exterior. Pockets and a bit of rigidity would be a welcome treat! (I'm ShortysSutures on Ravelry.)

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you used in your sweater. Rav ID. Kristenlyna

Carolyn said...

Beautiful sweater!! I wish I could knit as fast as you do. Love the bags, too!!

Wendy Wilken said...

EVERYTHING is better with pockets!

Summer Crosson said...

Ooh the pockets, the fabrics! LOVE!! RavID: Summercrosson

Zoë said...

Such wonderful bags! Love the pockets. What a brilliant detail. :) I am working my way back on your podcasts and blog posts; thank you for all the inspiration! Having such fun listening and learning. ♡ (Ravelry - EspressoBean)

Amy said...

Love the bags! Rav: urbanfarmwife

jenb69 said...

Love the bag! Happy Anniversary!

Jen jenb69 on Rav

Helen said...

Love your sweater and the project bags look fantastic. Rav: helen-a78

Kathryn King said...

Lovely bags and sweater :) ravid: katking85

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for more sweater details!
Rav ID Olive14

myknittinglife said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Those bags look wonderful. Having pockets would be great. I have a bunch of really simple drawstring bags but they don't have pockets and the fabric is so thin the needles poke through them all the time. I'd love to have a wonderful bag like those!

Serenova on Ravelry

D. said...

Your sweater is beautiful! You should be proud.

dominique69 on ravelry

Lynn said...

I love the pockets in the project bag! Your sweater and new shawl are beautiful - can't wait to hear more details on both. Happy Anniversary! rav name lynnberry

Sherri L. said...

Thank you for introducing us to this Etsy shop. I love the bags that she has available. I am sheepinterpreter on Ravelry.

Linda Tytko said...

Susan love the colors you picked for your new sweater.
And the project bags is beautiful.
Thanks for a chafe to win.
Linda
Ltytko@sbcglobal.net

Geraldine said...

Your blog (and you, of course!) are so inspiring! A girl can never have too many project bags!

Mimi F said...

Cute bags! the sweater is darling and I can't believe you knot it up so quickly.
mimifan on rav

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity! Those bags are adorable.
mcclincheys@yahoo.com

Word Lily said...

Great sweater, and those bags look fab!

WordLily on Rav

Renee W said...

Love your finished Solja sweater. I have this on my list of sweater's I want to knit. Interested in how you do the center on the flower. Will you put that in your project notes or talk about it on your next podcast? I do love the bags....I have a couple of them and the pockets are the best. Thanks for the chance to win another one. Enjoy celebrating this weekend, hope the weather is nice for you.
Reneew

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'd be so thrilled to win one of her great bags! Thank you for the opportunity! You can find me as twocrazycrafters on Instagram.

Kristina Knits said...

Love the sweater & bag!

Knitsweartink on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love the bags, they are darling. Would love the chance to give one a good home!
Rav ID: smozerose

Andrea said...

I love canvas and linen bags—such great texture and a sturdy feel. And her fabrics are creative and unique.
andymeg on Rav

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a bag. Parotgreen on Rav.

Mrs. MacKenzie said...

I'd love to win.
pmack17 on rav

Elida said...

Hi Susan, I love your sweater! The Louleigh bags are beautiful. I will have to treat myself. Enjoy your anniversary and your family this weekend. I am Clix on Ravelry.

grahamcrackerzz said...

I love the sweater - gorgeous. Winter will be here soon! Ha! Not in Los Angeles. The bag is unique and the pockets are an added plus. Enjoy celebrating this weekend and Happy Anniversary!
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

Purls of Color said...

Such lovely bags! Thank you for sharing this shop with us.

Mouse said...

Lovely bags, thank you for the chance to win one.

Dangermouse on Rav.

BookwormJen said...

Wow, that sweater is beautiful! I'm a very new knitter, but it's exciting to think I might be able to make something like that some day! Also, as a new knitter, I have not started stocking up on project bags yet, so winning one would be great! :-) Congratulations on your anniversary, happy birthday to your daughter, and happy 4th to all! Ravelry = BookwormJen

Kepanie said...

I can always use another project bag since it seems two are playing hide and seek from the recent move. I love how the Soulja jumper was styled for its official pattern shoot. Seeing the new cardigan you've cast on made me smile as those pops of color on the cuffs and on the edges is so your style.

pat said...

I love pockets too! Clever design!
Pat

Rav id patroth

Taine Hatch-Rymer said...

Beautiful sweater! I've been drooling over it via Instagram all week :) My Rav user name is Taine.

Alice in Bookland said...

I would love to have a new project bag! I'm constantly on the prowl for something to use and this looks wonderful!
philomenasfriend on Rav.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! wen3 on ravelry

Kackie said...

Love the Solja sweater! Those colors are fabulous. I also love how you are replacing the drawstrings of your project bags with tape measure ribbon. You will always know where your tape is! I'm always searching for mine -- in the bag, under the couch, oops there goes a grandchild with one! You won't lose these! Happy, Happy wedding anniversary!

Many blessings!

Kathie
RavID: katnahat

lessilly said...

I have 3 socks on the needles and only 2 sock project bags. I could totally use a super cute new project bag!

RavID = lessilly

Erin said...

The Solja looks so beautiful. Rav id: knotegh

Teresa said...

Wow! I went to Shopouleigh and was just about to buy one of her bags when it just disappeared! Hope she makes more quick! Wouldn't mind winning one but the chances are soooo slim.

Teresaknits

Mimi S said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweater! I can't wait for the in-depth blog post about it.

Ravelry ID: meemsy94

pamelaric said...

Ohh...nice! I'm a newish knitter and don't have a single project bag. I could certainly use one and my birthday is coming up. It would make a wonderful birthday present.
PamelaR
(pamelaric on Ravelry)

Pam D said...

Your sweater came out gorgeous! Love it so much.
pamelajd on Rav

'M' said...

You make such lovely things :) my name on Ravelry is: michelle71

Dena Rauch said...

I think the bags at the easy shop are great. And the sweater is beyond my words.
Rav=dmr

Linda Nelson said...

Those are beautiful project bags. I can tell they are well made and perfect for any project!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Dianne said...

What a Great Project Bag give away!! Thanks Susan!

rav id: dkbc52

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Deborah said...

Hello Susan

Beautiful sweater! I love your choice of colors. This is a wonderful giveaway. Beautiful bags!
Deborah
Woollyfa on ravelry

Kate (Hunter) Prater said...

Solja looks beautiful, Susan!

I agree about the pockets; notions pouches are great, but I like a pocket to keep things like pencils and patterns from bouncing around in the bag.

RavID NDAKKatie

Alison Makin said...

Pretty and functional. Just perfect.

Rav ID alilou78

Debbie said...

I love pockets! dmess on Rav

slmiller8 said...

A really beautifu sweater! And i can always use another project bsg, for sure

toomanyufos on ravelry

knitterbeader said...

Her project bags are beautiful, especially since they have inside pockets. I have large bags with pockets, but not in any of my small one.
Your sweater is gorgeous!

knitterbeader on Rav

danaj said...

Bags are adorable...and so is that sweater of yours :)
danawenrich@att.net
djw340

Anonymous said...

Those bags are SO cute!!

I'm knittermom9 on rav.

Lee said...

So many beautiful things, as usual! Happy Anniversary! Those floating owlson the mini bags are just adorable! Thanks for another giveaway! Mamagiff on ravelry

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Your sweater is absolutely gorgeous and I love the bags! I am definitely a bag junkie and have so many projects going now that I actually could use a new one!

Kim W said...

One can never have too many project bags!! These are so cute, I love the fabrics she uses. I'm at kimberlywiggin (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Karin said...

Great bag! kam11 on Rav.

Rebecca Zick said...

Solja turned out beautifully! Love the colors you chose as well. Thank you for the generous giveaway!
Rav id: RebeccaZ22

seestephykint said...

I would feel so much more pulled together when knitting in public with one of these fabulous project bags. I love the project bags with the foxes. Too cute!
seestephyknit on Rav

Gen said...

KnitGen on Ravelry. cute bags!

Chillykniy said...

Lovely project bags!
Chillyknit on ravelry

debd94 said...

I love the bag with the hedgehogs on it. Thank you for the giveaway.

Jill L said...

I posted a comment but forgot my Raverly name, jillglove.

Brenda said...

As much as I love to quilt and sew my own bags, winning one that someone else made would be amazing!

Rav ID: brenda0312

Susan said...

Love your blog, and podcasts! Pstlsu on rav!

Dairiona Lee said...

I would love one of these bags, I follow her podcast and I love the inside pockets too. Fingers and toes crossed I might be lucky. Rav id: dairiona

Karen P said...

I still can't believe how quickly you knit; beautiful sweater and I need to invest in some bags so my yarn doesn't travel from under seat 7F to the exit row on airplanes;)

Rav id akjetmom

Holly said...

Your new sweater turned out beautifully -- Grannyslove (Rav)

Katie said...

These look like the perfect thing to upgrade me from gallon Ziploc bags!

annatie on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love your sweater. I'm sure it will be cold enough to wear it before we know it! I would love to win a bag. I love the pockets and I really like a bag that has a light-colored lining. My rav ID is laurelstknits
thanks Robin

Fred said...

Would love to own one of these project bags. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Anniversary. fredandkim@gmail.com or
Rav id: 070104jg

Allison said...

Your Solja looks to good! I'd love to have one of these pretty project bags. I always seem to have several project squished into one tote bag--not ideal!

fieldwonderful on rav

Anne said...

Happy anniversary to you! And happy 4th. Rav ID Annealden.

Donna said...

These project bags are gorgeous! I would love to have one! Ravelry Fourplus4.

Anonymous said...

Great project bag!

Wanda
Wmclean on Rav

Leanne said...

Love project the bags! I don't have many and am trying to build my collection. Thanks for sharing all the great sources. It would be fun to win one too! Ravelry ID: LeanneGoddard

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win an amazing project bag! Happy 4th!

J9pink on Rav

Harper said...

Such cute bags! Another measuring tape ribbon to check out http://www.elizabethsembellishments.com/Linen-Tape-Measure-on-Gift-Card.html. Kinda pricey but cute. Harper on Rav

Melanie said...

Don't think one can ever own too many project bags. Great bags! Love the pockets.
RavID: greenemel

Anonymous said...

I love project bags and always need a new one! These are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.
dawnhallowell@gmail.com
Ravelry id: eidhallo

Kerry said...

These project bags are beautiful, I too love bags with pockets! My Ravelry is: kpmcqs

Hannah said...

Can't have too many project bags! These look wonderful! (Hannahr on Rav)

Claudia said...

Beautiful sweater and lovely bags. Thank you!
RAV ID. Claudi

Anonymous said...

I would love one of these bags. I am also hard on my bags and have some refreshing to do, too!
nigellafoxy at gmail dot com

Michelle Miller said...

These bags are really lovely. I really like the pockets and the fabrics are beautiful. Rav ID: brbmom
Thanks for sharing some great shops- Michelle

Julie Huntsman said...

I have seen these project bags around blog land and they are fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win one. Also happy anniversary.
Ravelry id jhuntsman17

she knits said...

I love your sweater Susan, it looks beautiful :0) I'm sure your Louise will be fab as well!
I would love the chance to win a pretty project bag,
HUGS, Mel
womaninashoe on ravelry

Susan said...

Can never have enough project bags!

Rav ID Suuzzeeq

Kathy V. said...

what wonderful project bags, you always find the best stuff! I'd love to win one.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try one of these bags, and thanks Susan for all the great recommendations! It's fun to check out all their shops!

Joyhill on rav

Norma said...

Beautiful sweater can't wait for your podcast. Congratulations on 26 years of wedded bliss! Nmilstead@msn.com; rav ID: nespolonm

Tommi Trujillo said...

I love some of her bags. Thanks for a great giveaway!

DynamiteTrujillo

Cris said...

Great blogpost. Such great enabling going on :) beautiful things. WildNWooley on Rav

Cris said...

Great blogpost. Such great enabling going on :) beautiful things. WildNWooley on Rav

Tori said...

Love the finished sweater! The colors are perfect together. Great enabling on all of the project bags, haha.
Rav: lilwestie

Pamela said...

I love bags of all kinds.
Pamelammgarcia ravelry

Rachel Tuck said...

Love the bags! And pockets...just lovely!
Rav id: knitting-nene

Dana (DanaRae19 on Ravelry) said...

I love project bags, and the pockets are a great idea...as is the measuring tape instead of ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Kim Watkins said...

great looking bags!
rav id sk13199

jenbrook96 said...

I would love to win one of these great bags.

jenbrook96 on Ravelry

Kelley said...

The Solja sweater looks amazing! Looking forward to hearing about it in more detail.

I can always use another awesome project bag. :) My Rav ID is kelleyjogirl

Tamara said...

Super cute bags with pockets no less!!!

Kamalaleah on Rav

Lynnette Dower said...

I love your blog, podcasts and patterns!! As Dan and Kay say "She's like the queen, if she says something just do it!!" neckietoo on ravelry.

Mary said...

Beautiful sweater! Thank you for all the inspiration! Splendorfalls on Rav

tf said...

thank you for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! I love the idea of pockets inside. my Rav ID is terrylynn2. Thank you!

Deb said...

Thank you Susan and Leigh for the giveaway. I *love* the cute fabric, and would be very happy to win. :) I do have another bag with pockets, and it *always* has something in it. I'll have to see if I can find the maker's card, but I'll share that on Ravelry when I do. (ummm, I know I put it somewhere...)

DeaFelis

Krista said...

What sweet little bags!
knitonepugtwo

Judi A. said...

The project bag is really nice. I like the fabrics used and the pockets on the inside.

Zowmom on ravelry

Aubrey said...

Thank you for the giveaway; shoplouleigh's bags are so cute! I appreciate your awesome blog, wonderful videocasts, and inspiring patterns. I'm looking forward to the release of your new shawl after ssk (totally wish I were going). Happy Anniversary!

Maggie said...

Great bags! I will have to buy one if I don't win!
Rav ID: Magpiemarket

Meredith MC said...

Those bags are darling. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rave id: mersknits

libraryleslie said...

Happy Anniversary!



fromkersey

Knitter Kitter said...

Beautiful sweater!
Love the bags! So cute! Thank you for the giveaway!
KnitterKitter on Ravelry

Katy C said...

I've seen these bags all over the podcasts. And you're right, the pockets are great. Would love the chance to win.
Katy
longtallkaty on Ravelry

Sylvie said...

Those bags are lovely - it would be amazing to win one.

somesylvie on rav

Rachelle said...

She's done some lovely bags, would love to be in to win. I'm sewsable on Ravelry

Jessica Hodges said...

Such lovely bags! I'm not sure which one I'd pick!
- hodges00 on ravelry

Kristebee said...

I have the same Lou Leigh bag as you and I love it. It really is a great shape and quality. What a great giveaway! Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your darling daughter!

Hugs... Kriste

Kristebee said...

Kriste bought me a mini Lou Leigh and it's just darling. I'd love a larger one too. Love your sweater. Happy anniversary!

Cheers... Kelly (promqun75 on rav)

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the look of warm coloured edgings on a grey sweater, what a good way to wear a colour that doesn't agree with my skin tone. Thanks!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Bonnie said...

What a great giveaway. So generous. I can't wait for the new shawl pattern. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love those bags!

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and Happy Birthday to your daughter too, sounds like you'll have a lovely week.

Love the measuring tape idea!

OzKnitter on Ravelry

averagecandy said...

Oh your sweater came out so lovely, you've inspired me to get back to my CPH. Thanks for the source on the measuring tape!!

diapeters said...

Such a beautiful sweater and thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Rav Id: barbarjones

Miskate said...

Oh my goodness, I love her project bags! Interior pockets are so nice to have in a project bag!

ktsmurf on Ravelry

diapeters said...

What a beautiful sweater and thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Rav id: barbarjones

Gaby said...

I would love to win one of the bags. They are beautiful and I don't have a bag with pockets.
Thank you for the opportunity. I'm gabyj on revelry.

Laurie said...

I adore those project bags! The details are amazing. My Rav ID is llpawlett. Thank you to you and Leigh for the opportunity.
Your new shawl is so lovely - I can't wait for the pattern. Have a wonderful week of celebrating!

AJ said...

Love the bags, pretty and practical
Rav: blueunicorn4

Lucy said...

I love the shawl on your header picture. and what a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Ooo I love the little fox and mushroom print!

RavId: pynetree

mariemgm said...

The colours you chose for the Solja sweater are gorgeous and seem to really suit you. I can't wait to hear some more details about it.
Thank you for the giveaway!

marieduville@hotmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

The bags are really cute... Maybe I'am lucky

Regards

Hanni

ravelry: jaeckchen

Inês said...

The sweater turned out great!

inesversusthewool on rav

Catherine said...

What lovely bags! Rav ID: KnittedinMaine

Ana said...

I would LOVE to win one of these bags!
Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Project bags with pockets are great!
Rav ID: Barb13

Jackie said...

Beautiful project bags! I love the attention to detail.
RavID: jackie0427

debsnubs said...

love the bags thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Lovely project bag! Hope you draw my name. Thanks for a chance!
LynnIL rav

Laurelbreck on rav said...

Great bags! I love the measuring tape idea.

Sara said...

I'm catching up on your blog posts and podcasts. It has been a Very busy spring and summer! You have just blown me away with the speed of your knitting and creativity! I love the idea of the twill measuring tape ties on the bags. And the new bags are adorable...loving the inside pockets, too! Enjoy the weekend...and congratulations to the two lovebirds!
Sara (Survivor)

Solstitches said...

Your new sweeater is beautiful. No wonder you can't wait for it to be dry.
Gorgeous new shawl design too.
I'd love to enter the draw for the bag giveaway please. Thank you.
Margaret
RAV solstitches
or solstitches@gmail.com

Claudia Segal said...

The project bags are sweet. You do the best giveaways. My rav id is ClaudiaJane.
-Claudia

Dee Spear said...

Hi Susan, love your blog. The measuring tape drawstring is
fun. I will look for that in my travels. Dee
springpoint1 on Ravelry

Wendy P said...

You can never have too many cute project bags...
Knitwin on Rav

Anonymous said...

I would love one !!!!!!
Ravelry
Wannabeknitter2

Lisa Viviano said...

Love all the animal fabrics that she uses! Rav: lisarviviano

karen alho said...

I collect project bags, boxes, baskets at a furious rate. I love 'em! They will soon outstrip the wip's! Always room for one more!

rav. id: intavira

Anonymous said...

What a sweet giveaway! I project bag would be so cool! Thanks for the opportunity!
mrsladybr on Ravelry

sara said...

Love the project bags, thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Anniversary to you! We just celebrated our 35th, I've spent the years knitting! saradenbo on ravelry

Suzanne said...

Your new shawl pattern is gorgeous. I love the travels you send me on as I read your informative posts. You are such a cheerleader and a positive spirit. Thank you for sharing about these lovely people and products.

Jen said...

What a cute bag! Thanks for the giveaway! bobcat1994 ravID

knitster said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your new sweater, may have to think about making this one myself. Project bags are my new vice, love the tape measure ribbon. ravid NaomiKnitster

Marsha Hahn said...

Knitters love bags almost as much as they love yarn and patterns! I purchased a twill tape measuring tape at the fabric store (distributed by Galaxy notions) but it is 5/8" wide. msmartcat on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Adorable project bags!

pamelaknits on Ravelry

Jennie said...

What sweet bags! I can't wait for the shawl release

Thanks,
Jennie rav id dayartist

Anonymous said...

Your sweater is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photo and for the upcoming additional information on it. Also, thanks for the project bag give away! The pockets are awesome! Wish more project bags had them! Happy anniversary, birthday greetings to your daughter, and Happy 4th to all!!

LibbyJo on Ravelry

pattytrish said...

Loved your very informative blog today, Susan. Can't wait to see your sweater on you.

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