I have wanted to learn to knit for years.  I spent months working on it two years ago but only succeeded in learning the knit stitch, not the pearl (so I can pretty much only make garters and garter stitch scarves).  After much frustration I pretty much gave up on it.

This winter I’m going to try again.  Because I need this:

Totally awesome Wonder Woman sweater designed by Natalie Burszytyn and available on Ravelry.

So once Atlantian 12th Night is over I’m going to start learning to knit again and maybe I can have this sweater for 2016.

The past two weeks have been great!  I’ve been making great strides towards finishing my Dragon*Con costumes.and I’ve even picked back up the project that had been giving me trouble in May with plans to finish it off by the end of the month.  I had been thinking I would wait to blog about my DC costumes until after the con but they’ve been turning out so well that I can’t help myself, I’m going to just have to start blogging about them while I work on them.  So if you are interested in seeing them I will be posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram while I work on them, as well as blogging about them here weekly as they progress.

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Recycling at work!

New bags!

New bags!

In the mean time I have fun little project I finished last weekend to talk about: new reusable shopping bags I made!  I cam across these directions on Barkpost and once I saw them I couldn’t wait to try making some bags of my own!  So I saved the next two dog food bags we emptied and washed the bags out with water and dish soap.

After they dried I cut the bag to size leaving 3/4″ seam allowance since I didn’t know how well the plastic of the bag would turn and I wanted to make sure I had enough seam allowance.

I used the remaining top of the bag that I cut off to cut out two straps that were 2.5″ wide each.  I learned that I needed a bit less seam allowance that I had originally thought but I like the width of the straps.  From there I hemmed the bag and the straps and sewed the straps to the bag using the kris-cross design you can see in the pictures.

I haven’t gotten to use them yet but I’m going grocery shopping this weekend and I can’t wait to try them out!