HD bag

Most hotels offer hairdryers in their guest rooms.  But many times when staying with family or friends, a hairdryer might not be available when you need it.  So when Mr. Aitch and I traveled across the country this past summer, we bought a small hairdryer to take with us for those times when we didn’t stay in a hotel.

The hairdryer was attached to the wall in some hotels but some were in a cloth bag on or under the sink area.  That gave me an idea for our “travel” hairdryer.

I made a simple drawstring bag to protect it in our suitcase and make it easy to find.

Two fat-quarters and a length of cotton cord later and I called it done.

Cotton for the outside and a piece of heavy flannel for the inside.  French seams keep it neat (no exposed seams).  A piece of batting sandwiched between the outer and inner fabrics and/or quilting would offer more padding but I didn’t think of it at the time.

This will stay in our guest bathroom when we’re home but can go with us at a moments notice.

Vacation yarn

One of my vacation goals was to purchase a souvenir yarn from each state that we visited.  That didn’t quite work out as the only yarn I bought was from The Joy of Knitting in Franklin, Tennessee.

Lana Grossa Lace Lux.  One skein – 50g – 339 yards (310m), color 42 which is a silvery dark grey. 

The label was a bit shopworn but I couldn’t resist the color.

I’m thinking it will become Maluka.