Mask holder

This idea is not mine but I’m so happy that someone else came up with it and is offering the FREE pattern.  Lorraine of ikatbag.com fame designed this wonderful Airplane Bag pattern for a bag for airline travel. She has some incredible patterns on her website, some free and some for sale.  Her instructions are great, too!  Granted, I did not follow the instructions as written but adapted her pattern for my own use.  I do plan on making a few of these for family members if and when they decide to fly again. Did I mention the pattern is FREE?!

My bag is a simple version with no extra pockets, secure tie, carabiner slots, or magnetic snap closure.

I used a sturdy cotton fabric (in my fabric stash for 30-35 years!) for the exterior, satiny smooth fabric for the interior, grosgrain ribbon for the hanging loops, and leftover plastic cord from my upholstery projects.  Plus two magnetic hooks to attach the bag to the metal door.face mask holder

The plastic cording used in welting on cushions is pliable but stiff enough to keep the bag open whether full or empty.

The bag is the perfect size for our collection of face masks.

We keep it attached to the metal door that leads out into our garage so we can grab a face mask when we go out the door.

I never thought I’d ask this but where do you keep your face masks?Patti

 

The first sock

Are you tired of reading about my socks?  Well, this is about the first sock in Season 3 of The Handmade Sock Society series: Luminary.Photo of Luminary socks THSS Season 3

I cast on as soon as I finished the previous season sock, Dorsal, using some reclaimed yarn from another project.

The variegated yarn was pooling on the cuff but I persevered for another 15-18 rows before I ripped it all out.

This yarn is not for this pattern.  The interesting texture stitches got lost between the light and dark shades so it’s back in my stash.  Again.

Enter Knit Picks Stroll in the Inverness colorway, “composed of deep navy, forest green, dark anthracite, and with a pop of celestial blue.”  It’s been in my stash for a couple of years begging to be seen.  I’m sure this one is “the one.”

And it better be as Helen has just released the third sock in the series.  I am so behind!

I almost forgot…Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter! I love you!!❤️😘💕

No foot photo

I finished the first sock of the fourth pair in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series.  I love it as well as all the other socks I’ve knit in this series.

I followed my row count as in the other socks and this one is a bit too small/short in the foot length.  Like one-half to three-quarters of an inch.  That might not seem like a lot as socks do have stretch to them, however, this one was stretched to the max and it would feel uncomfortable on my size 8 foot.

We’re headed to Mr. Aitch’s brother’s house this weekend (on the motorcycle – that’s another story) and my S-I-L wears a size six shoe.  I’ll take the finished sock with me to see 1.) if it fits her foot and 2.) she would want the pair.  If the answer is no to either of those questions, I’ll unknit the toe and add another pattern repeat.  That should do it

But I’m casting on sock #2 anyway.

Quick knit

I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:

  1. It looked interesting
  2. I needed something different to knit
  3. I might actually use it

Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles.  I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off.  90 minutes later I had one finished.

Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.

I’ll let you know how I like/use it.